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  • It's the Pitts

    Certified Free Beef The past few years niche markets for beef have developed that conscientious ranchers and companies have tried to fill. The natural and organic niches were profitable for producers until Wal Mart and the Big Chains turned those product...
  • Standing out in today's job market

    In today’s economy, making yourself stand out in the job market is more important than ever. Most people wander out into the job market unprepared and then accept whatever job is offered. In the tight employment market, this strategy is a path to failu...
  • Paquimé group entertains with traditional Mexican dances

    Since 1997, Holyoke’s Paquimé Folkloric Dance Group has been amazing audiences with brightly colored costumes and elaborate dances, and their performance Thursday, July 30 was no exception. Under the instruction of Alma Nuñez, the group celebrates di...
  • Brittney Ferguson continues to improve, gets out and about

    After months spent in various hospitals, Brittney Ferguson’s return to home in March has certainly been a relief. For both her and her family, the last few months have been spent taking steps getting adjusted to changes in their lives and getting Brittn...
  • Ortner makes trip to D.C.

    A Holyoke seventh grader recently traveled to Washington D.C. for a five-day trip. Nick Ortner, 12, was nominated by his teacher Kevin Asbury to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference. Asbury recognized Ortner as a student with the scholasti...
  • Kids hop, run and crawl to the finish

    Several kids from 3 years old, up to 13 traded in an afternoon of farm animals for time with some more exotic creatures. The bear crawl and the crab walk were only a few of the activities offered at the Phillips County Fair kids’ games Saturday, July 25...
  • Several dogs, a turtle and a frog make up 2009 pet show

    A good turn out of participants and spectators were present for the 2009 Phillips County Fair pet show Saturday, July 25. A number of dogs of all shapes and sizes competed against one another in a variety of dog contests. In competitions open to any pet, ...
  • Masters of the gardening universe dedicate time to local garden

    Planting cucumbers, onions, beans, tomatoes, lettuce, roses or even daisies. If there is a question of how to plant it, there is a group in town who will assist you. Who are you going to call? The Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners is a group run through...
  • Hospital heading in right direction

    It was a relatively straight forward meeting for East Phillips County Hospital board on July 27. For the last few meetings, different department directors have been attending the meetings giving updates and information on their individual departments. Su...
  • FSA news

    2009 Acre Program Deadline By Ron Koberstein Is Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) for you? I can’t say, but I do recommend producers take another look at the ACRE program. Lower market prices can have a significant effect on the payment potential u...
  • County Treasurer sends delinquent tax notices

    The Phillips County Treasurer’s Office mailed delinquent taxes notices last week. County Treasurer Linda L. Statz said she printed them with August interest amounts. If anyone pays their taxes in a different month, they need to contact the treasurer’...
  • A century of typewriters housed at Phillips County Museum

    How many people can relate to this hypothetical day? Wake up, check the email, drink some coffee, use a desktop computer at work, maybe check the blackberry for lunch plans or a take-out menu, shoot off a few emails, head home to check the personal email ...
  • Holyoke baseball players compete in Colo. All-Star tournaments July 26-29

    Holyoke was represented by players on all three of the Border League baseball teams in the 13, 14 and 14/15-year-old All-Star tournaments held July 25-29. 13-year-olds Players on the 13-year-old Border League All-Star team were coached by Mike Davison o...
  • Local students attend T.U.N.E. camp

    Hannah Gillmore and Makayla Spitz of Holyoke and Garrett Shafer of Haxtun attended The Ultimate Nature Experience (T.U.N.E.) youth camp July 11-14 at the Cal-Wood Nature Education Center located in the Rocky Mountain foothills near Jamestown. As a contin...
  • Gospel concert in Wray Aug. 9

    Country Praise in the Park, featuring Sandra Dee and the Gospel Trail, is scheduled at Rainbow Park in Wray Sunday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. The concert will be followed by a free lunch at noon. Sponsored by the Wray Southern Baptist Church, admission is free, ...
  • Simple steps to avoid check scams

    Nearly one-third of adults have been approached by scammers trying to pass fake checks, and at least 1.3 million people have fallen victim, with an average loss of $3,000 to $4,000, according to research from the Consumer Federation of America. Scams inv...
  • Jr. Livestock Sale termed a success

    4-H and FFA livestock sales went well at the Phillips County Fair sale Saturday, July 25. Neither Austin Vieselmeyer’s Grand Champion steer or Grand Champion swine were sold at this year’s sale, as he is taking them to the State Fair. Jessica Martin...
  • Phillips County Fair Youth Rodeo draws local talent

    Young competitors from the area met at the Phillips County Fair July 22 for the youth rodeo. Events included pole bending, barrel racing, goat tying, flag race and women’s open barrels. Results listed in order of placing from the youth rodeo are as foll...
  • Baby Bear Hugs names 2009 sweetest baby-toddler winners

    Larry Stroh Jr., Aria Brunick and Bobbi Starkebaum were named the winners of the 2009 Baby Bear Hugs Sweetest Baby-Toddler Contest. Community members voted by placing money in display jars with the baby-toddler pictures. Money collected will go towards t...
  • 7th year for local school supply drive under way

    School supply boxes are set up in five locations in Holyoke in order for community members to participate in the seventh school supply drive. The first five years were coordinated by Phillips County Department of Social Services, who turned over the lead...