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The newspaper business-both small and large papers-has sounded full-throated opposition this past month about a plan by the U.S. Postal Service to purposely entice advertising out of the newspaper so ads can be placed instead with USPS favored stakeholder Valassis Inc., which bought direct mail company ADVO in 2006.
HOISINGTON -Future children in Barton County who are diagnosed with cancer will benefit from the annual Hamburger Hotdog Feed held Sept. 9 at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus. Hosted by Friends of Kans for Kids, a very large crowd enjoyed a meal of hamburgers, hotdogs, baked beans, chips, roasted corn, cookies and drinks. 100% of the proceeds went directly to Kans for Kids.
NEW ORLEANS - Robert Griffin III began his NFL career by connecting on 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns, and the Washington Redskins handed the Saints a 40-32 loss in their first game since the bounty scandal that overshadowed New Orleans' offseason.
Activities Sept. 9-Sept. 15
LARNED - Pawnee County Health Department has started seasonal flu vaccine clinics. An outreach flu clinic will start Monday at the Welcome inn and Pawnee Plaza. For information, call (620) 285-6963 or 1-800-211-4011.
USD 495 to meet Monday
GREAT BEND -- Harlie Edwin Nutting, 99, died Sept. 7, 2012 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
ENID, Okla. – Robert Rae "Bob" Rowe, 57, died Sept. 7, 2012 at his home in Enid, Okla.
GREAT BEND - James White, 97 died Sept. 8, 2012 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
GREAT BEND - Leonard George Gerritzen, 84, died Sept. 7 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Maxine Foster will celebrate her 93rd birthday on Sept. 13 with a card shower.
Al Schmeidler will celebrate his 90th birthday on Sept. 16 with his family. He was born on Sept. 16, 1922, in Severin. Cards may be sent to him at 5961 Aspen, Great Bend, KS 67530.
Norbert and Cheri Moeder of LaCrosse, along with Jeff and Marla Copper of Hays, announce the engagement of their children Cameron Scott Moeder and Maggie Michelle Copper. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Gary and Lela Eller of Hays, the late Meldean Moore, and Don and Francie Copper of Smith Center. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Emma Moeder and Roya Zimmerman both of LaCrosse, the late William Moeder and the late Larry Zimmerman.
The Touched By Cancer (TBC) support group meeting for Nov. 21 has been canceled due to conflicts. The next meeting for the group will be at 2 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the Heartland Cancer Center.
Sisters of Hope, a new support group for recently widowed women, is planning an informational "meet and greet." It will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the Fireside Room at First Assembly of God Church, 601 S. Patton Road in Great Bend.
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Each fall, the Barton County Extension Council holds an election to fill positions on our various program development committees. Mark Wednesday, Oct. 29 on your calendar and stop by the Barton County Extension Office at 1800 12th St. to cast your ballot. Election time is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Any Barton County resident who is at least 18 years of age may vote in this election.
The Barton Debate and Forensics team participated in its second tournament of the year Oct. 17-19 at the University of Central Missouri and Barton's Chase Pumford was a standout performer.
RUSSELL - Artists at Barton Community College got a chance to showcase their talents at the annual Russell Original Art Review (ROAR) exhibition at the Russell 4-H Building. The show ran from Oct. 10 through 12. The show had 262 entries from 91 artists from 33 cities.
If more Americans were self-employed independent contractors, the country would soar.
"Ewww!" said my wife, when I told her that BrandsOnSale.com is marketing leftover "Breaking Bad" meth lab hazmat suits as Ebola Containment Suits this Halloween, at $79.99 a pop.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is hosting a hunting showcase at 10 a.m. today at HorseThief Reservoir in Jetmore to spotlight the economic benefits of Kansas hunting and fishing and to release the 2014 Tourism Economics data.
GBHS Band and Orchestra students are selling Cherrydale products through Nov. 2, for their 2016 trip. There are many food items as well as a wide variety of gift items. Items can also be ordered online and sent directly to someone. The items will arrive around Dec. 4. Call GBHS (620-793-1521, ext. 189) and leave a message to have someone place your order or answer any questions.
Venture Corporation is planning to begin construction of the City of Great Bend's 2014 residential street resurfacing and reconstruction project this coming week, said Great Bend City Engineer Rob Winiecke.