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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - June 8, 2015, Garden City, KansasGo to a Telegram. Com to see a gallery of photos from saturdays Rugby tournament. Monday june 8, 2015 75 cents volume 86, no. 137 1 Section 12 pages sizzling Competition bbl contest gets beef Empire Days off to a tasty Start. Page a3 Rugby sport growing in Garden City. Page a10 whats inside annies advice. A6 classified. A7 comics. A9 opinion. A4 state. A3 to listings. A11 weather. A12 Market prices weather forecast Grain prices at the Garden City Coop As of Friday wheat. 4.95 Corn. 3.79 Milo. 3.61 soybeans. 8.63 Schwieterman inc. Reported Chicago live cattle futures As of Friday june aug. Oct. High. 153.75 152.22. 153.77 Low. 152.40 150.25. 152.05 stand. 153.00 150.80. 152.60 today partly sunny High 84, Low 61. Tuesday partly sunny High 88, Low 64. By Tim Carpenter Topeka capital journal Topeka the Republican dominated Senate adopted by the thinnest margin sunday night the largest tax increase in state history to close a budget deficit exceeding $ 400 million in the upcoming fiscal year. With the tally stuck at 20 votes in favor one Short of the required total Olathe sen. Julia Lynn voted yes to deliver the final margin that moved a Bill containing $ 470 million in Revenue increases to the House. I know this is a very very difficult vote said sen. Les Donovan a Wichita Republican and tax committee chairman who struggled to get much support for previous Bills elevating state taxes. Nine Republican senators broke no new tax pledges to put the measure Over the top 21 17. As anticipated none of the senates eight democrats voted for the Bill. Nine republicans turned thumbs Down on the Bill. Prospects of the legislation surviving the political Gauntlet in the gop led House were unknown. Members of the House reconvene monday after departing Topeka on saturday after legislation was approved to Block furloughs of 24,000 state employees. Earlier sunday negotiators representing the House and Senate endorsed a Compromise to erase the deficit with tax increases slow the Pace of individual income tax rate cuts and delete in four years Many state sales tax exemptions unless saved by legislative action. Senate president Susan Wagle r Wichita said gov. Sam Brownback was fully supportive of this proposal to extract state government from the budget Crater in the upcoming fiscal year. In addition Donovan said the governor promised to apply pressure on the House if the Senate rounded up the necessary votes for the Bill. The state burned through a Senate oks $ 470 million tax hike by James m. Dobson Dobson a Telegram. Com Terry Anderson has spent his entire life in Southwest Kansas working in the Petroleum Industry. Its hard work managing Oil pumps and keeping All the machines in order but Anderson has a keen Eye for Beauty and used the Kansas landscape to inspire his passion for painting. After 36 years working in the Oil Fields Anderson is retired and now has More time to pursue a passion for painting. Anderson started painting As a Hobby around 1980. He said he dabbled in drawing As a kid after Reading some Art books. There was a Book i checked out Down at the Library in Ulysses. It showed a lot of paintings by Charles Russell and Frederic Remington and i was hooked he said. One of the things i loved about my work was that i was Able to work outside Anderson said. A lot of the ideas i got to paint would be just scenes i saw while on the Job. I worked there for 36 years and i had a certain area i was assigned. You can drive by a place 100 times and one particular Day just maybe the Way the Clouds or the Light hit it it would catch your Eye and think of Man theress an idea a in addition to connecting with nature in his work Andersons Art also is inspired by the past. Ive always been interested in Early american history. I used to do reenacting. I would be a Mountain Man shooting Black powder and that experience fuelled my earlier works. Ive Ulysses Oil worker finds Joy in painting James m. Dobson Telegram artist Terry Anderson smiles among his paintings at the gallery showing at Garden City arts. Anderson a retired Oil worker used the landscapes of Southwest Kansas he saw while working to inspire his paintings. By Austin Fisher Fisher a Telegram. Com the crowd erupted As Mark Bird 42, ran toward the finish line at the beef Empire Days ranch Rodeo on saturday. Reaching the end and falling to his Knees All he could think of was his bad Back. I thought i would get Back on my horse to finish Bird said leaning on the Arena Fence with dirt still in his Mouth. The ranch Rodeo showcased skills needed on the ranch. Teams of three cowboys used horses and ropes to run Down three head of cattle in less than three minutes. They had to Lasso and Mark a cow with grease Chalk called doctoring Herd another into a pen and Lasso a third and tie its feet together which is called mugging. After completing the three tasks teams had to run or ride horseback to where they started to Stop the clock. I got a severe pinched nerve Bird said after his final run. My foot is numb and i cant get my leg to work. Bird and his team 2mh cattle out of Brookover ranch won $ 1,650 and a new Saddle for second place mugging two cattle in just less than 1 minute and 38 seconds. A new Saddle and the $ 1,925 grand prize went to Lazy b ranch out of Ellsworth. Rancher Eric Bohl 36, said not much other than instinct went into his teams winning 1 minute 25 second run. The strategy is git r done Bohl said. Bohl and his teammates Clint Donley 37, and Austin Rathbum 30, have been competing together in ranch rodeos in Kansas and from the ranch to the ring right Harold Kinnington from Brookover ranch ropes a steer during the ranch Rodeo Competition saturday night at the Finney county Fairgrounds. James m. Dobson Telegram above a participant in the ranch Rodeo prepares to doctor a steer during the Competition at the Finney county Fairgrounds saturday. By Jonathan Shorman Jonathan. Shorman Cjon line. Com t he Kansas legislature marked its 107th Day saturday and was headed toward Day 108 to make 2015 the longest session in state history. With historic gridlock and division Over the budget that threatened to furlough thousands of workers and shut Down much of state government lawmakers in the minds of Many have provided a new answer to the old question whats the matter with Kansas the cause of this mess is difficult if not outright impossible to pin on any one individual or decision. It is rather the cumulative result of choices made and not made of people elected and not elected of timing and strategy and even Plain error. The list of events that transformed Kansas from moderate pastures to a charred Battleground in the fight Over economic philosophy from commanding a quiet respect across the nation to the daily show fodder is Long. If any one had gone differently Day 107 May not have happened. When gov. Sam Brownback ran for election the first time for his current Post in 2010, he walloped democratic sen. Tom Holland 63 32 percent. With the wind to his Back Brownback set out to change the states tax system. He pursued a policy Agenda of personal and business income tax cuts. The debate Over analysis cumulation of choices decisions Lead to Long session see legislature Page a2 see taxes Page a5 cowboys showcase their skills in bed ranch Rodeo. See ranch Page a5 see neighbors Page a2 save More than $ 44.90 with coupons inside

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