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A6 THE HAYS DAILY NEWS FOR THE RECORD THURSDAY, JUNE 29,2006 Gayla Norton Gayla Norton, 53, Logan, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at Logan Manor Nursing Home, Logan. She was born Dec. 24,1952, in Phillipsburg to Leonard Herman and Aleene Bernice (Cox) Kemper. She married Quinton E. Norton on Feb. 12,1971, in Phillipsburg. He preceded her in death on Dec. 17,1998. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, John Norton, Edmond; a daughter, Kimberly Richard, Edmond; a brother, Gary Kemper, Phillipsburg; and three grandchildren, Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant View Cemetery, Logan. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, all at Logan Funeral Home, 102 Church St., Logan. Memorials are suggested to Gayla Norton Memorial Fund. Phyllis M.Collette Phyllis M. Collette, 78, Concordia, died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. She was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Clyde to Gaspard Julian Girard and Alma Beatrice Ribordy. She was a graduate of Clyde High School. She married Ronald B. Collette on Oct. 28,1946, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her hus- Mary Lol» Gross, 89, Novato, Calif., a former Russell resident, died Thursday, May 11,2006, In Novato, Services will be at 3 p.m. July & at the First Congregational Church, Russell. Nadyrte Calvert Gibson, 90, Long Beach, Calif., died Wednesday, May 31,2006, at her sdn'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. "Roate" 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 fu- band, of the home; five sons, Larry E. Collette, Wamego, Gary F. Collette, Lenexa, Ronald B. Collette Jr., Lecompton, and Jerry Collette and Mark G. Collette, both of Aurora; five daughters, Mary Beth Van- Roekel, Logan, Joyce Bigler, Perry, Linda M. St. Pierre, Concordia, Kay Ann L'Ecuyer, Hesston, and Judy P. Hamilton, Hutchinson; her mother, Hays; neralhdme. Louise Newell, 59, former area resident, died Sunday, June 25,2006, at her home in 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. today at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine Street, Hays, and from 10 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church. Kenneth M. Pfannenstlel, 64, Denver, died Saturday, June 24,2006, at St. John's Hospice, Lakewood, Colo. . 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 four brothers, Gerald D. Girard, Kirkwood, Mo., Donald Girard, Pratt, Bill Girard, Manhattan, and Robert Girard, Hays; a sister, Joann D. Kelly, Wichita; 31 grandchildren; and 32 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Brian E. Collette, and her father. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetu- funeral home: Elsie Niedenthal jinfce, 100, Russell, died Monday, June 26,2006, at Main street Manor of Russell Regional Hospital. 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 until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home; the casket will be closed. OlITIMYPfUCY The Hays Dally News will publish a basic, standard obituary free of charge for people with direct ties to the newspaper's circulation area. If survivors desks 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 Help Catholic Church, Concordia; burial in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, Aurora. Visitation will be until 5 p.m. today at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, 325 W. Sixth, Concordia, and from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at the church. There will be a vigil service at 6:30 p.m. today at the church. Memorials are suggested to Hospice Services or for Masses. ZONING: Audience shows displeasure on issue CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Dave Yeafout from Baughman, an engineering, surveying, planning, landscape and architecture firm in Wichita, tried to convince the crowd that zoning would protect agriculture. "It helps you maintain an agricultural livelihood," Yearout said. "The only impact it has on you is if you choose to not use your land for agriculture or if your neighbor makes that choice." During the meeting, the crowd was restless, shouting opposition to the zoning and insults at Yearout. "I've been called a liar in this county more than any other county I've worked with," Yearout said. The nearly three dozen in attendance burst into applause at the statement. "Without regulations, neither the county commission or others will have a voice on how to deal with changes," Yearout said, "and they will come — whether it's a ; landfill or something else." The recommendation of the ; committee will go to the Ellis ; County Commission for consider- j ation. ' "Our job was to go through ; and make a recommendation to I the commission," Russell said. , "They can decide whatever they j want." : Ellis County Public Works Ad- j ministrator Mike Graf said he ; will ask the commissioners dur- \ ing Wednesday's meeting when ; they wish to discuss the zoning ; recommendation. ; "We've made our decision," -, Russell said. "If you want to | voice your opinions, talk to the county commission." Reporter Karen M/kols can be', reached at (785) 62S-1081, ext. 143,' or by e-mail at FIRE: Insurance adjusters busy ANA: Learning to ask for help was difficult CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 "In addition, even though I may appear more fragile, I like doing what others my age do," Ana said. "I enjoy going to the show, swimming, shopping, dancing, listening to music, chatting with my friends, singing with the karaoke machine, sleep-overs, eating with my friends and laughing with my friends." Ana likes helping other people. In 2004, Ana received the Kansas Yes I Can! award, given . by the Kansas Federation Couh- > cil for Exceptional Children,-in . recognition for her tutoring a younger student. Ana's dislikes are pretty typical, too. The items on that list are homework, housework, cleaning her room and washing dishes. Ana and her mother, Lori Hertel, spoke to a small group of people who came to hear them at the Hays Public Library this week. Their presentation was in connection to the art show, "Art Abilities: Natural Talents" hanging in the gallery at the library, "I have noticed that my *" friends tend to be stand-offish and do not call very often or invite me to go places with them," Ana said. "People tend to stare at me wherever I go and make me feel uncomfortable. I have always been small compared to other kids my age. As a result, people think I am younger than I am ,»: •,<,,••. :•. .!; : v-Miii.7.- Lori Hertel said that although- parents have fantasies that their children will be "perfect" and the parents will only have to sit back and watch their children grow, the reality is that parents have jobs to do. Having Ana has taught her many lessons, Lori said. One is to be thankful for time with her children. A son, Steven Lee, born after Ana, had the same disorder. He lived only a day. "I've learned that children are a gift that can be taken away in a split second," Lori Hertel said. The very first lesson Lori Hertel learned, though, was what it means to have to ask for help. Before that, Lori Hertel had always believed she could handle anything on her own. Related to learning what it means to ask for help, she learned another lesson — that people do have reasons to'as'k for help. People sometimes took an < . attitude when she was trying to get help that she really didn't need. Now that she knows what it's like to have to ask, she reacts with more understanding when someone has to ask her for help, Lori Hertel said. "I've learned that reaching out for help is very difficult, but when it comes to my child, I'll do anything," Hertel said. She said she's learned not to take things for granted, and that she has strengths she never knew she had. She's learned that sometimes there are questions that have no answers, like why this happened to Ana. As for Ana, she has learned that along with the difficulties she faces — painful exercises, surgeries, stares and rude comments from strangers — she has been blessed in many ways. She has eating people in'her'life'who help ; her,-Ana said-. •«••••• ,....••... "Most'important, I believe in myself and that I have the ability to do anything that I want to do," Ana said. "All I have to do is try." Reporter Phyllis Zorn can be reached at (785) 628-1081, ext. 137, or by e-mail at phylz & dally news. net. CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Buses for summer school ran on schedule Wednesday, but the driving portion of the district's driver's education program is on hold for a few days because the three driver's ed cars were in the building at the tune of the fire. The cars were parked in the south side of the building, which received little damage. However, the cars were covered with soot and also had some smoke damage. Bruce Rupp, director of the driver's ed program in the Hays district, said he hoped to have cars available and be back up and running by Monday Meanwhile, the driver's ed classroom instruction is ongoing as scheduled. The north side of the building received extensive fire and water damage. The administrative office also received smoke damage, as well as water damage, Gavon Smith, director of transportation, said that while s,ome insurance adjusters al- • ! ready have visited the site, the . district is awaiting the arrival of a structural engineer before they ; can determine the fate of the building. "They are at the Missouri site right now and will try to get here i as soon as possible, hopefully i next week," Smith said in reference to the collapse earlier this week of an Elks Lodge in Clinton, Mo. "We're just trying to do busi- ' ness as usual, as much as we can," he said. "We thought it was going to be get-ready-for-school time, but I guess not." Smith said he and other district administrators had been looking for a building in town to work out of temporarily, "but there isn't much out there." So for the time being, the fleet of district buses will remain parked in the fenced-in yard west of the barn. Smith said that until the structural engineer arrives, "we're not real definite about anything," including the cost estimate on damages and repair. Reporter Diane Gasper-O'Brien. can be'reached at (785) 628-» 081, .ext. 126, or by e-mail at : ; -' Stocks Stocks surge ahead of Fed's rate move PARTY: Several clothing options available at event CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 But the event's location could be problematic. In recent years, Shawnee County officials have tried to stop property owners from using the area as a nudist center. County counselor Rich Eckert said officials will go to court today to seek an order canceling the event and a $10,000 fine against the property owners. A flyer for the Libertarian Party event, which is being advertised on a Topeka billboard, indicates that there will be clothing- required, clothing -optional and clothing-free areas. "I won't be nude in any way, shape or form," said Hodgkinson, who hopes to see between 100 to 200 people at the event. "Any nudity that may or may not be there is totally secondary to the fundraiser." Blocking the Libertarian Party fundraiser would violate free speech protections, Hodgkinson 2006 LIBERTARIAN PARTY CANDIDATES Govemor/Lt. Qov: Carl Kramer, Wichita, and Kalor Hebron, Derby Insurance Commissioner: Patrick Wilbur, Lawrence Secretary of State: Rob Hodgkinson, Stllwell Kansas Legislature 10th District: Robert Garrard, Edgerton 104th District: Ben Ferguson, Hutchinson * 106th District: Beth Weber, Hanover 119th District: Jack Warner, Wright. 121st District: Dannls Robison, St. Peter 2006 Reform Party Candidates U.S. House 1st District: Sylvester Cain, St. Marys 2nd District: Roger Tucker, Ottawa Govemor/Lt, Gov: Richard Lee Ranzau, Wichita, and Ellen L. Verell, Meade Secretary of State: Joseph L, Martin, St. Marys Kansas Legislature 5th District: Judy A. Tucker, Ottawa 121st District: Art R. Richmond, Selden said, but Eckert said the matter is simply about complying with a zoning restriction. "I don't care if it's the Avon Lady," Eckert said. "It's still a convention in a residential neighborhood, and that's not allowed under the zoning regulations there." However, Hodgkinson remains optimistic about both the event and the elections. Recent switches by Republicans to the Democratic Party show that "there is no difference" between the two large parties, Hodgkinson said. The Libertarian Party has about 9,000 Kansas members. It is fielding candidates in three statewide races in Kansas and 26 state legislative campaigns. "We've got a couple of really good candidates this year," Hodgkinson said. "These are people that if they are elected, they can do the job in Topeka and do it very well." There are more than 760,000 Republicans, 440,000 Democrats and 437,000 unaffiliated voters in the state. No Libertarian Party candidate has ever won a state or legislative campaign in Kansas, Hodgkinson said, although Libertarians have won office in other states. A second third party, the Reform Party, has candidates for the state's four Congressional seats, governor, secretary of state and four legislative races. Washburn University political science professor Bob Beatty said it's unlikely that Libertarians will do considerably better in this year's elections. Although some Libertarian ideas are popular with Kansas voters, third parties face an uphill battle in spending the amount of money needed to win political campaigns. "It's just so hard to get people to vote for a candidate that nobody thinks is going to win," Beatty said. NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street advanced sharply today as upbeat economic news helped lift investors' spirits while they awaited the Federal Reserve's impending decision on interest rates. The market has endured several days of wildly erratic trading amid confusion about the prospect of higher interest rates. Investors, however, appeared to come to terms with the fact that the Fed will likely boost rates this afternoon and were looking for bargains after the market's recent selloff. Midday markets LOCAL INTEREST Courte«y Dirrall Q. Selbcl, Edwird Jonn Prlc* Chang* Alllell Corp 62.41 .82 Anheuser Busch 45.08 .10 AT&T 27.72- .31 Almos Energ Common 27.49 -.14 BankAmerlca Corp 47.71 .08 Baxter 38.44 .14 BP 68.14 .17 Caremarfc Rx 48.95 + .06 Commerce Banes 50.20 .47 ConAgra 21.77 .02 Dears & Co 80.52 + 1.87 Duf & Phelp 9.99 + .01 Duke Energy 29.50 +1.12 El Paso Coip 15.02 + .16 Halliburton 71.98 + 1.39 Kinder Morgan 99.83 + .28 Kellwood Co 28.74 + .41 LIVESTOCK Courtny OACO Inc. Est. Cattle Slaughter 124,000 Choice 3-beel (cut-out) $154.14 Western Ks Cattle '$84.00 Peoria Hogs $48.00 CHICAGO MERCANTILE BAND; Group starting to perform own songs, along with LeDoux's CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 "We wanted to keep his spirit out there, but we don't want to be a tribute band," said Mark Sissel, guitarist and manager. "We want to stick to that same mold. Chris' was always a positive message. It was always a great energy. We wear hats, we wear boots. We want to stick to the mold he created. We're going to try to follow through with it for him, for his fans, for us. But at the same time we need to create our own identity. We miss Chris, but we still want to feel like we have our own energy It's up to us to come out and create that." Sissel said band members, most of whom hail from Wyoming, wanted to carry LeDoux's spirit when they started their original "Tribute to Chris LeDoux" tour. They also wanted to help fans with the When we lost Chris last year, by the time we got the kick out of our stomachs, we felt like first we wanted to go out and be with the fans. The fans are so loyal. I felt like they were taken aback just like we were. Mark Sissel, guitarist and manager of Western Underground grieving process. "When we lost Chris last year, by the time we got the kick out of our stomachs, we felt like first we wanted to go out and be with the fans," Sissel said. "The fans are so loyal. I felt like they were taken aback just like we were. We'd all lost — he was, in my mind — an American icon. He's John Wayne." Getting back on stage after LeDoux's death also was important for Sissel. "I wanted to keep our family together," he said. "That's the way Chris looked at it. I thought, well, I think he'd want us to." When Western Underground — which includes LeDoux's son Ned as one of its drummers — began touring last year, shows exclusively contained Chris LeDoux songs. Over time, the band has mixed in some of its own music, but it contains the same flavor that LeDoux championed, Sissel said. Dustin Evans has joined the band as its new lead singer. Sissel said at first Evans was concerned about appearing to try to replace Chris LeDoux. "He makes a point to say that 'nobody's doing that; nobody could ever do that. I'm just honored to be able to stand up here and sing some of his songs.' He does a great job, a very respectful job," Sissel said. Western Underground will continue to honor LeDoux while trying to blaze its own trail. "We're so appreciative and grateful for what Chris gave us," Sissel said. "We'll always carry the flag for Chris. We'll always have some of his music in the show. But we have to stand on our own feet." Reporter Will Manly can be reached at (785) 628-1081, ext. 138, or by e-mail at CourtMy DACO Inc. Pnv High Pr*v Low c«nt» ptr pound Pmv CIOM Noon Quota Live Beet Cattle June August October December 86.32 87.46 90.47 90.90 85.45 88.27 89.65 90.10 86.26 87.27 90.32 90.76 86.15 87.62 90.45 90.65 Feeder Cattle August September October November Hogs July August October December 117.60 117.10 115.80 1 14.40 73.00 70.25 61.40 57.55 116.62 116.12 114.95 113.35 71.56 69.10 60.60 67.16 117.20 116.95 116.76 113.90 72.02 69.62 60.92 67.45 117.26 116.75 115.67 113.65 72.70 70.60 61.60 67.70 Pork belllei July August February 96.35 92.10 86.30 93.90 69.60 85.25 96.00 91.52 85.25 97.76 93.76 66.25 Noon quotas Prict Chuiga Kroger 21.33 -.03 McDonalds : 32.84 + .87 Microsoft 23.45 +.29 MolsonCoors 68.04 +.46 Northwest Nat. Gas 35.88 +.07 Raytheon Co 44.08 + .35 Semco Energy Ino 5.52 -.02 Southwest Gas Corp 30.77 + .24 Sprint NexTel 19.78 +.06 Sysko Corp 30.31 0 Sykes Enterprises 16.28 + .39 Lowes Co 61.10 + .56 Home Depot Inc 35.98 -.18 Liz Clalbome 36.89 -.01 Union Pacific 88.88 -.57 Wai Mart 48.00 +.08 Westar Energy 22.14 + .03 HAYS CASH GRAINS CouitMy Midland MiriuHIngdollar. Local cash wheat 4.53 Local cash mllo 3.51 KANSAS CITY WHEAT CouitMy DACO Inc. dollira ptr biwhtl Pnw Pnw Prtv Noon High Low CIOM QuoU July 4.93V4 4.88 4.90% 4.93% September 5.04 4.97V4 4.99% 5.03% December 5.13V4 5.06V4 5.08 5.13 OIL CourtMy D»co Int. doUsn p*r Iwrai Kansas Crude, noon quote $64.00 NY Spot Crude, noon quote ....$73.35 + $1.16 LIVESTOCK St. Joseph, MO., Stockyards Feeder Cattle Auction Open, Mid-Session and Close lor Wednesday. Receipts: 340 Last Week: 340 Year Ago: 200 Compared to last week, leader cattle were not well tested on seasonally light receipts. However, there was an unmistakably rtonar undertone on this week's mostly plain ottering. The bulk ol th» cattle sold In very small IQU or tingle drafts with no large bunches to hilly twt the market. The crowd was fairly light but demand was very good and bidding was aggressive on all classes. CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE Courtny DACO Inc. Prtv Prtv Prtv Noon High Low Clow Quota Wheat doUvtptrbuihtl July 3.78 3.70 3.72 3.72 V4 September 3.96V4 3.87 3.88 3.94 V4 December 4.16 4.07 4.07% 4.12 Corn dollira ptrbiwlwl July 2.28W 2,26W 2.26 2.28V4 September 2.40% 2.36% 2.37 2.40 December 2.55 2.61% 2.62 2.54% Soybean* oon.n ptr OWM July 6.83 6.75 V4 5.78 Vi 6.83 August 6.90 5.82% 6.85% 6.90 November 6.10 6.02 6.06% 6.10V4 Soybean maal M \»n ptr ton July 174.00 172.00 172.70 172.60 August 176.20 173,30 174.30 174.00 October 177.00 176.00 175.80 176.80 9 ati doll*™ DM bush* July 2.10V4 2.06V4 2.06% Z.10V4 September 1.87% 1.90 1.90'/4 1.86V4 December 1.99 1.93% 1.83% 1.88 METALS New YORK (AP) — Spot nonferrous metal prices today. Copper • 335.70 cents Cathode lull plate, U.S. destinations. Copper 360.30 cents per Ib., N.Y. Mere spot Lead • $844.go per metric ton, London Metal Exch. Zinc • 149.44 cents Ib., delivered. • $888.26 Handy « Herman (only dally Silver- NY Merc silver spot month Wednesday $10.148 ofl $0.037. f

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