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Hays Daily News (Newspaper) - September 2, 2015, Hays, KansasKansas a3 w wednesdays ept. 2, 2015 j Ake w hitting Lenn h earn. Y., is the battalion com Mander of the 128 the c corps of c cadets at s t. J Ohn s m military s school in s Alina. T of d Orsey s special to the Hon / a round t he s Tat e lotteries tuesday Mega millions 2 5 35 40 54 Mega Ball 13 Mega plier 5 2 by 2 red balls 3 7 White balls 6 17 pick 3 5 2 2 Fri due to the Obser Vance of labor Day on monday refuse recycling route col Lection schedules will be altered As follows monday and tuesday will be collected tues Day. There will be no changes to wednesday thursday and Friday routes. Customers who have questions should Contact the solid waste division of the Public works department at 785 628 7357. Two Russell residents arrested for drugs Salina hns a Man and woman from Russell were arrested on drug charges monday after a Saline county sheriffs Deputy noticed the car they were Riding in was changing lanes repeatedly on interstate 135, sheriff Glen Kocha Nowski said. Kochanowski said the officer who stopped the car was a k 9 officer and the dog hit on the car indicating the presence of illegal drugs during the 11 p. M. Traffic Stop near the Junction with interstate 70. After the dog indicated the car contained drugs Kochanowski said the Deputy spotted a Small plastic Sandwich bag containing suspected methamphetamine on the floor of the vehicle. Arrested were Justin l. Acheson 38, who is accused of driving while his License was suspended possessing meth and drug paraphernalia and other traffic offences. Sandra c. Balentine 38, a passenger in the car also was arrested accused of possessing meth and drug paraphernalia. Kochanowski said four baggies containing Small amounts of meth were found in Ballen tines Bra and a fifth Baggie was found in a Coin pocket on her jeans while she was being searched at the jail. Kochanowski said a second female Passen Ger did not have drugs and was released with out any charges. Man robbed when he tries to sell Rifle Wichita tvs he wanted to sell a High powered Rifle to a buyer head been talking to on Facebook. But the 24 year old Man ended up surren Dering the weapon at gunpoint when he met the stranger he knew Only As Thomas on monday Wichita police it. James Espinoza said. Thomas approached and pointed a gun at the Rifle owners forehead taking the 7.62 ski Rifle and leaving Espinoza said. The victim did not notify police for an hour and a half Espinoza said. The Man said he tried to follow the suspect but he lost track of where Thomas was and gave up. The 24 year old was not injured in the armed robbery. Residents intend ing to sell items to strangers they ave met online should go to a Public place such As a qui trip parking lot or a police substation Espinoza said. Eric Spady Wichita uses a Spray paint gun to paint underneath an eave on the elements of Massage building tuesday in Hays. Ericus father Dwayne Spady used to run Dwaynes designs in the building. Since his Mother Eugenia still owns the building Eric came to Hays to help with the painting. Jolie Green Green @ daily news. Net paint work by Judy Sherard Sherard daily news. Net two cases of viral meningitis have been confirmed in students at Hays Middle school said Mary Ann Shorman Hays us 489 Lead nurse. It is completely unrelated. Its coincidental she said. We have two students that happen to have viral meningitis but its not contagious. Sarah Wasinger us 489 information officer said a viral meningitis information Sheet was sent to school District staff. Viral meningitis usually is caused by a non polio enterovirus and is More common during the summer and fall months. If someone would get a virus it would Settle in their spinal Cord and that tissue that covers the brain thatus what meningitis is Shorman said. Viral meningitis can be diagnosed Only by specific lab tests primarily a spinal tap she said. Its usually not As severe As bacterial meningitis and most people get better on their own. Because its a virus medical care givers cant give antibiotics to make them get better. If students Are Well enough to be in school they can be. Theress no reason to exclude them Shorman said. Common symptoms include fever headache stiff neck sensitivity to Bright Light sleepiness or trouble Wak ing up from sleep nausea and vomit ing Lack of appetite and lethargy. People can get viral meningitis at any age. Children younger than 5 and with a weaker immune system Are at a higher risk. Someone exposed to someone with viral meningitis might get the virus the other person had that settled into the sickness but that does not necessarily mean the virus is going to turn into viral meningitis in the person exposed according to the centers for disease control and prevention. There Are no vaccines to protect against non polio enteroviruses but Shorman said you can decrease the chances of getting infected with any virus or spreading it to others by following these tips Wash your hands often with soap and water. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. Avoid close Contact with people who Are sick. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue not your hands. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such As toys and doorknobs especially if someone is sick. Stay Home when you Are sick. Us 489 students have been Back in the classroom a Short time and were already seeing some viruses some Strep a lot of colds and Aller Gies Shorman said. After summer when you get kids together in school and they re in a confined space they re going to share germs. Were seeing some of that now. 2 cases of viral meningitis at has by John Gree n Tribune news service Mcpherson while construction continues toward increasing production at the 70 year old Nora refinery by nearly 18 percent conversion of the Plant into a wholly owned subsidiary of farm cooperative chs is Complete. Chs officials hosted an open House tuesday at the refinery on Mcpher songs South Edge to announce completion of the ownership and name change along with approximately 100 Community leaders politicians employees and news Media. The refinery is now the chs refinery at Mcpherson. Minnesota based chs has been part owner of the National cooperative refinery association gasoline and diesel refinery since the association purchased the refinery from Globe Oil co. In 1943. However in 2011 it entered into an agreement with other cooperative own ers Gro Mark inc. Of Bloomington ill., and Mia Oil of Columbia to. To become the sole owner. The four year transition was to allow the other partners to realign their Petro Leum supplies said Jim Loving chs senior vice president of refining pipelines and terminals. Today chs a leading Energy grains and foods company that also owns chs protein solutions in Hutchinson Sells More than 3 billion Gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel products annually Pri Marily under the Centex Brand at More than 1,500 retail locations. Chs also Sells wholesale Loving said. Of that the company manufactures some 2 billion at the Mcpherson refinery and another one chs owns in Laurel mont., also acquired in 1943. We Are continually in the Market for diesel fuel to meet our member owners demand said Loving past president of Nora. Through sole ownership of this operation along with additional investment to increase capacity were essentially adding the equivalent of a third refinery to serve our owners and customers who highly value the addition Al diesel Supply. When the current expansion at the Mcpherson Plant is Complete which officials expect by the Middle of next summer production there will grow from 85,000 to 100,000 barrels per Day. The expansion will not significantly change the number of employees at the refinery said Mcpherson Plant manager Rick Leicht. Instead the operation will be More efficient though spread across More acreage. Proposed work at the Montana refinery will add another 9,000 barrels per Day by 2019, bringing company wide production to some 166,000 barrels per Day. T Here might be some smaller additional projects at the refinery in the next few years Loving said but nothing As major As the past two or three years. As the nations leading cooperative Energy company becoming the sole owner of this refinery and its related pipelines and terminals is a critical step in adding value for our member owners and other customers said Jay Debertin chs executive vice president and chief operating officer for Energy and foods. During a 20 minute bus tour of the Plant Leicht pointed out additions and modifications that have been occurring under a $ 327 million expansion started in 2013, and the $ 555 million Coker replacement project. With the improvements they Are Able to further refine Petroleum which produces More products but also allows them to run More crude Oil types Loving said. By Jon Athan Shorman Topeka capital journal Topeka gov. Sam Brownbacks nominee to Lead the department of com Merce withdrew his name tuesday citing an extended family member who has extensive business dealings with the Agency. The governors office announced the withdrawal of George Hansen from consideration for the position of Commerce Secretary. Hansen had been appointed by Brownback on aug. 21. The position requires Senate confirmation. Hansens decision to drop out comes a Day before he was scheduled to face a sen ate committee As he sought confirmation. I was greatly honoured that gov. R Brownback asked me to serve the citizens of this great state As Commerce Secretary Hansen said in a statement. The governor needs a full time Secretary of Commerce not one who would have to recuse himself continuously to avoid perceptions of a conflict of interest. I have always held myself to a High ethical Standard in both my personal and professional life and would not want even the slightest appearance of any conflict to affect my ability to do my Job. Sen. Jeff King r Independence sits on the Senate confirmation oversight committee. The panel was scheduled to meet today and King said Hansen was listed on the Agenda. King said he had not previously heard Hansen had a family member with business dealings involving the com Merce department. King said initial reports about Hansen were positive. From my initial discussions everyone i heard described him As extremely successful very qualified individual to Lead our Commerce department King said. Senate minority Leader Anthony Hensley d Topeka is also on the confirmation committee. Like King he said he had not been previously aware of any conflict of interest involving a member of hansens family. Apparently they made a smart decision. If they feel like its a conflict of interest its better to know about it before the confirmation oversight committee meets Hensley said. Another member of the confirmation committee sen. Robert Olson r Olathe echoed Hensley is sentiment. If he has a conflict its Good that he does not take the position because we dont need that Olson said. Hansen said because of his respect for the governor and the people of Kansas he asked Brownback to with draw his name from consideration. Commerce Secretary nominee withdraws Nora refinery completes transition

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