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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - June 25, 2008, Garden City, Kansas What's inside Stevens County jail to open in A3 Picture This Johna McClelland at a piano Photo contributed by Linda Garden Fresno forces game 3 of B1 WEDNESDAY June 25, 2008 THE GARDEN CITY Telegram Volume 79, No. 150 18 Pages 3 Sections 50 CENTS Car wash fee down the drain Brad Colton tries lassoing the rear legs of a calf on a run in the team roping event Tuesday during a Rodeo Bible Camp at Arena in the 1200 block of West Maple God's brand of rodeo Combining Bible study recipe for fun for By RACHEL DAVIS For video of the go to A roping dummy sat in the dirt arena in Garden It's front legs were firm its back legs kicked wildly Behind the chute was Billy Peters of He backed up his horse and waited for the The flag and Peters slowly moved to the calf rope high over his and lassoed the His one of the camp then roped the heels of the dummy to go the crowd Peters was one of 12 campers taking part in the rodeo competition during the first Rodeo Bible camp in Garden City Randy member of Journey to the the Garden City chapter of the Fellowship of Christian said the dummy is a tool used to help beginners learn how to rope a He said Peters not only was a but hadn't ridden a horse until the The three-day camp was open to youth ages 13 to 19 who wanted to learn more about God and develop rodeo See Page AS Brad Andrew Garden works on turning a steer to the ground Tuesday in the steer wrestling competition during a Rodeo Bible Camp at Arena in the 1200 block of West Mape denies payment to Tyson By STEPHANIE FARLEY Representatives of Tyson Fresh Meats and Finney County Economic Development plan to keep looking at long-term solutions after Board of Directors opted out this morning of the corporation giving to the company for transportation The reasons varied as to why board unanimously denied staff's recommendation of a one-time forgivable loan of to Tyson to help the company in transporting new employees to and from the plant outside Chairman Ron Schwartz said this morning he has received a lot of calls from the public on the loan with 99 percent of the feedback opposing awarding the loan and about 1 percent in The biggest he seems to be that is a minimal cost to an employer the size of which has more than 3,000 board member Mario See Page AS By STEPHANIE FARLEY The Garden City message Tuesday to groups choosing to use car washes along Kansas Avenue to raise money was line not pay Commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved allowing a city employee to set up and tear down equipment that will be used on sites along Kansas Avenue to prevent water runoff from car washes into the city's storm water But the commission broke away from past talk of implementing a fee system and will only require that groups receive special event permits through the city for the event at the site and not pay a proposed According to athletic director for Garden City High School who spoke at Tuesday's commission most of the groups associated with the school district that use car washes as fundraisers average about per One group does very well he and usually raises from to The reasons for fundraising also vary he and can include anything from covering the purchase of equipment and the cost of meals on trips for students to camps and travel Weatherly said he'd talked to those in USD 457 and also with the city about possibly having some of the car washes at the high school to prevent groups from having to pay a proposed He said many of the school groups were concerned because there would be less traffic if the events weren't on Kansas Weatherly and the city estimate about 20 car washes occur during the summer along Kansas a hot you have two or three on Commissioner Nancy Harness fee's up to you Weatherly adding that many of the groups had found alternative ways to raise money but that it meant a chunk of the profits for those who The issue of a permitting system and possible fee stems from the city trying to comply with its storm sewer and erosion and sediment control in is the result of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations to reduce or eliminate foreign substances from entering the city's storm sewer The EPA regulations aim to protect aquatic life and quality of water in groundwater or streams and To comply with the ordinance and while allowing car wash fundraisers on Kansas city staff had proposed charging the groups to pay a city employee to man the car wash site for six hours at an hour or for eight hours at the same Golden Plains Credit Union along Kansas Avenue is the main site allowing car Western State Bank also has allowed the events in the according to Garden City Public See City Page A5 Brad Stalks of wheat stand ready to cut Monday as a combine makes its way through a field west of Garden Harvest continuing with stops and starts BY MONICA SPRINGER Less than 1 percent of the wheat in Finney County has been according to the Garden City Although it rained in the area last it was not enough to hault plans to said Ken Jameson with the Garden City have combines rolling again this Jameson Its too early to know what the fields will he Farmers and would like to see moisture content under 13.5 percent and a test weight of 60 pounds per More likely this year is an average which is about 45 bushels per sure we're going to have some higher or depending on if they got rain or Jameson in Greeley and Lane counties had a only one or two truckloads of wheat on Monday but none on Tuesday because of wet Dave who has land 10 miles west of Hugoton in Stevens County had to stop cutting his wheat on Tuesday because of rain on Monday He had 900 acres of dryland and 300 acres of irrigated He said test weights were about 58 pounds per bushel on the irrigated wheat and the moisture was at 11 Bozone said Stevens County See Page AS Inside Annie's B6 Obituaries A2 Sports 81 Classified 61 Opinion A3 TV Listings B4 Weather Check us out online at is not depravity that afflicts the human race so much as a Inspiring general lack of Minds Agnes American writer and social critic Thursday's weather low 67. partly High 97, low 66. 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