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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - April 6, 2015, Garden City, KansasGo to a Telegram. Com to View photos from saturdays a acc baseball game. Monday april 6, 2015 75 cents volume 86, no. 83 2 sections 14 pages better busters progressing despite split. Page b1 highlights quotes from legislative session. Page a8 whats inside annies advice. A6 classified. B4 comics. A7 obituaries. A2 opinion. A4 police blotter. A2 state. A3 to listings. B3 weather. A8 Market prices weather forecast Grain prices at the Garden City Coop As of Friday Schwieterman inc. Reported Chicago live cattle futures As of Friday today warm partly Cloudy High 85, Low 42. Tuesday sunny warm High 79, Low 43. By Justin Wingerter the Topeka capital journal Rush Center As the 1998 Honda Accord hers Riding in barrels through West Central Kansas rep. Tim Huelskamp tips his head Back and tosses in another handful of Trail mix. When a reporter in the Back seat asks a question Huelskamp looks out his window to the South at the sight of cattle grazing on rolling Hills of Prairie. Between Chews the third term congressman describes the fears of his 1st District constituents. You hear from people who Are worried they re concerned that americans Best Days Are past them Huelskamp says. They re not giving up but they look at this country and say its a Shadow of what it used to be in their mind. The bag of Trail mix bought at a Gas station outside Dighton will serve As the 46 year Olds lunch As he rushes to four town Halls across four counties on this monday in March. He travels with a Small staff of regional organizers and planners but no Security Riding in the front seat of his staff members personal vehicles. Driving through Small towns in the states Western half Huelskamp is at Home and at ease. Where state Road 96 meets k 183, the Republican congressman Points to a Dusty building and grins. Thatus the smallest Coffee shop in the District. They have three chairs in there its that big he says. No tables just three chairs and a counter. Huels Kampus District commonly called the big first encompasses More than half the states counties extending East to the Shawnee county line. At the town Hall meetings Huelskamp opens each the same Way saying with Pride that it is his 280th something town Hall the most by a sitting House member. To watch Tim Huelskamp at a town Hall meeting is to see a Man in his natural environment. In Ness City where he is scheduled to speak at 11 a. M., his Driver stops the car at 11 02. Huelskamp Steps out tosses a Gray suit jacket Over a red collared shirt tucked into Blue jeans and charges for the door. As staff members Rush to keep up Huelskamp is already starting the town Hall with a flurry of words and phrases. 8 00 a. At Dighton bowl and diner the Walls Are covered with Vintage advertisements and the eggs Are fresh from the farm. Ninety minutes before Huelskamp arrived in the town of 1,038 people on monday a table of Middle aged men discussed at town Halls Huelskamp is at Home by Steven Tendo Steno a Telegram. Com it was fun and exciting at the Lee Richardson zoos Over the weekend As children hunted for easter eggs and enjoyed different surprises. The animals also took part in the activities. It was fun and Worth it John Wayne of Garden City said after his son Isaac Chicho had collected a big number of eggs. We Are spending the whole Day Here. Wayne said his family was just out for the fun of it. His son Isaac As he sat opening the eggs said it had taken him five minutes to collect More than 12 eggs. Saturdays included an egg Hunt for both children and zoo animals and a Cupcake walk. Keepers gave hard boiled eggs and Gelatin eggs to the animals throughout the Day. Big papier mache eggs in Bright colors dotted the different pens though the animals sometimes needed to be made aware of the treats. The wrapped eggs contained attractive scents for the animals. Children up to 12 years old were invited for the Hunt at the West Green near the playground and Bison exhibit. They searched for plastic eggs filled with coupons for memberships at the zoo rides on the Richardson Railroad mini train Candy free dipping dots and others. The Cupcake walk involved walking around inside a Circle of placards with pictures of various animals and making impressions of the animals whenever one got to a particular picture. Music played and if it stopped and the person in the front of the line was at an animal picture they received a Cupcake. String eggs with Candy in them scavenger Hunts that led to five locations throughout the zoo and efforts to help the easter Bunny fill up baskets were other activities. Different prizes for the activities also included Rhea eggs decorated by the zoos hissing cockroaches. The started three years ago and it was basically for people coming to see the animals with their papier mache eggs according to Tarra Tyson manager of educational outreach at the zoo. In subsequent years More activities have been added. We added the treat Booth this year Tyson said adding that it was a fundraiser for the local chapter of the association of zoo keepers. All funds raised will go towards zoo keepers activities that Are not in the Normal budget. Tyson said the activities were important for the animals As much As they were fun for the visitors to the zoo. We try to provide enrichment for our animals on a regular basis since it keeps them mentally and physically Active throughout their life she said referring to the eggs made by volunteers and students of Abe Hubert Florence Wilson and Plymell elementary schools. Brian Nelson friends of Lee Richardson zoo executive director said the egg Hunt was added to the easter events last year with 69 people registered. This year we had 121, he said. The egg Hunt Cost $ 10 for members $ 20 for non members. The prices Are an incentive for More people to buy membership and get discounts throughout the year. There Are still people that will pay $ 20 for the egg Hunt which surprises me because it is Over so fast Nelson said. The Money raised is used for improvements at the zoo he added. thrills zoo goers. Brad Nading Telegram a red Panda Sticks its nose in an oversized easter egg to get to some grapes saturday in its Lee Richardson zoo exhibit. Several of the animals at the zoo received enrichment treats As part of the zoos Day. Brad Nading Telegram Jeremiah merchant 4, picks up a plastic egg to add to his Basket while participating in Lee Richardson zoos egg Hunt on the West Lawn As part of the zoos Day. Over 200 children Ages one to 12, attended the egg Hunt. By Megan Jones Mjones a Telegram. Com every Day is an adventure for or. Eric Tuller the on Call veterinarian for Lee Richardson zoo. Tuller works at the zoo on tuesdays As Well As coming in throughout the week for emergencies or for other medical needs the animals might have. On tuesdays i do health checks monitoring animals with diseases or conditions. But ism Here or get phone Calls usually every other Day on something and ism Here quite often he said. He started As Relief for or. David Sells who was the last vet to work for the zoo in 2007. He ended up becoming the primary care vet for the zoo when Sells started considering retirement about four years ago. Sells ended up retiring in 2013 and also leaving the Garden City veterinary clinic to Tuller. Tuller says that he enjoys working with the wide variety of animals at the zoo As Well As treating exotic animals at his veterinary practice where. I like them All. Some Are definitely a Little bit More social and their interactions Are usually More entertaining. The primates like the Sia Mangs or the Goeldi monkeys Are probably some of my favourites Tuller said. Some animals Arentt As social. Tuller woke up Mia a three banded armadillo and a new addition at the zoo to Check on her. She was not ready to get up and be social. Mia tried to Burrow into Tullers Arm and wanted to Ball up and go Back to sleep. She is one of the education animals that zoo staff handle regularly and use to teach distance learning and other educational classes about the zoo. He sees a lot of things most people would never imagine. The craziest thing Tuller has seen in his time at the zoo was when he had to surgically extract a Hairball from a spider monkeys gastrointestinal tract. Thatus probably the weirdest thing Ive seen Here he said. One of the highlights is getting new additions to the zoo. I stopped at the vet office and i was looking at hormone Levels of one of the Lions. Were trying to determine whether Sheds veterinarian Tuller has a wild variety of patients at Liz Brad Nading Telegram or. Eric Tuller is shown with Mia a three banded armadillo saturday in one of the educational hands on animal rooms in the Finnup Center. Tuller is the veterinarian for Lee Richardson zoo. An egg citing time see neighbors Page a5 see Huelskamp Page a5 wheat. 5.43 Corn. 4.02 Milo. 4.42 soybeans. 9.06 apr. June aug. High. 163.22 153.45. 150.10 Low. 162.07 152.42. 149.32 stand. 163.05 153.32. 149.82

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