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May 17, 2018 The Hesston RecordMay 17, 2018 The Hesston Record

Swather Scholars State-Bound

Posted 2/8/2018

By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record Staff PHOTO PROVIDED BY PATRICE LEFEVRE  
AFTER earning second place at regionals, the Swather Scholars Bowl Team of Ben Hunsberger, Dylan Dilks, Addi Schroeder, Sam Bartel, Jacob Penner, and John Grimsley will compete at state. 
PHOTO PROVIDED BY PATRICE LEFEVRE AFTER earning second place at regionals, the Swather Scholars Bowl Team of Ben Hunsberger, Dylan Dilks, Addi Schroeder, Sam Bartel, Jacob Penner, and John Grimsley will compete at state.

For the fourth year running, the Hesston High Scholars Bowl team is headed to state competition. 

Coach Patrice LeFevre said her team has performed exceptionally well this year and qualified for state on a second-place win at regionals. 

“ The team has improved in all of the categories used at the tournaments, but math and social science seem to be our strongest categories. World Language and Language Arts are sometimes our weakest categories in year's past, but this team has really been working on both,” she said. 

This year’s competition to break into state qualifiers was a nail-biter for the Swathers, with a five-point win against Cheney putting the Swathers in second place.  

With 31 students on the team this year, LeFevre said as a coach she has a deep bench with a great deal of talent. 

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Professional Pet Painter Featured At Walkabout Gallery

Posted 2/8/2018

Hesston Record StaffPROVIDED PHOTO 
JUDY Yates’ paintings are each done on stone, making each painting one-of-a-kind. PROVIDED PHOTO JUDY Yates’ paintings are each done on stone, making each painting one-of-a-kind.

Professional pet portrait painter Judy Yates is this month’s Walkabout Gallery Artist at the Hesston Wellness Center.  She will be hosting a Meet The Artist this Saturday from 1-5 p.m. at the gallery. 

Yates, a self-taught painter, said she was a professional artist from her mid-20s through her retirement. With a unique style of using acrylic paints on marble and granite, Yates created thousands of one-of-a-kind pet portraits and art pieces for customers across the country. 

Yates’ first pet portrait was of her own dog, a Great Dane Yates Golden Viking. 

“I still miss him. I wanted a good picture of him.  I framed it, and that was in 1979. It was my first pet portrait,” she said. 

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McGinn, Schroeder Talk Guns, Money, KanCare Over Coffee

Posted 2/8/2018

By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record StaffMCGINNMCGINN SCHROEDER SCHROEDER

Money, medical care, hemp and guns dominated the discussion at Saturday morning’s legislative coffee with Kansas State Sen. Carolyn McGinn and Rep. Don Schroeder, both Republicans. 

McGinn and Schroeder gave brief overviews of the legislative session so far, discussing bills that have been carried.  

McGinn said one of her primary missions this session is to work with the mental health task force to find ways to assist Kansans in need of resources. 

“The mental health task force has been a big issue in the legislature. Last year we moved forward with it and we didn’t put legislators on it; we put experts and people in the field on the task force. 

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Meridian Mennonite Youth Serve Up Breakfast At HAS

Posted 2/8/2018

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AFTER diners left, youth from Meridian Mennonite Church enjoyed their own breakfast. RECORD PHOTO AFTER diners left, youth from Meridian Mennonite Church enjoyed their own breakfast.

Brian Yost leader of the Meridian Mennonite Church youth group brought 20 young adults to serve breakfast at the Hesston Area Senior Center on Saturday morning. 

“We just like to be a part of the community and help out. It’s a fun thing to do with our youth to get out and be a part of the community,” said Yost. 

The youth prepared cinnamon rolls, maple twists, eggs and all the sides, along with juice. 

“The challenge was trying to figure out food. The youth are willing to help, but getting it figured out how much we needed to bring the first time was a challenge,” he said.

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