In Afghanistan, as in many less-developed countries, boy babies are much preferred to girls for economic reasons and social status.
I heard the bells on Christmas day Their old familiar carols play, And wild and sweet the words repeat Of peace on earth, good will to men. You're probably familiar with these words from the Christmas carol "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day." The words for this popular carol actually come from a poem penned by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow during a time of hopelessness for Longfellow and for the United States of America. In ...
Dear Editor, Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son. I shall call His name Immanuel. - Isaiah 7:14 This is the traditional season for remembering the birth of One who came into the world long ago. And there is probably no single statement that more clearly demonstrates the uniqueness of that birth than this verse. The world shows great respect for the anniversaries of ...
Barton Community College has announced recipients of 2010-11 endowed scholarships based on academic excellence. These scholarships are awarded by the Barton Community College Foundation.
St. John's Episcopal Church will hold a Christmas Eve service at 7:30 tonight at the church, 2701 17th St. The public is invited to a social hour to be held in the parish hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the Mass to follow. Come and hear a wonderful and thought provoking sermon and a beautiful Christmas Mass conducted by the Rev. Phyllis Flory.
Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley St., Great Bend, will hold its Christmas Eve Candlelight Service this evening at 5:30. In honor of "Glad and Simple Heart Sunday," there will one combined worship service at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday. There will be no Sunday school, Adult Bible Fellowship or youth meetings that day. Visit the church website, gracegreatbend.org, for more information. The regular Sunday schedule resumes on Jan. 2.
Beginning Jan. 4, First Presbyterian Church with conduct a seven-week Bible study titled "Classic Christianity - Life's Too Short to Miss the Real Thing," by Bob George. The group will meet each Tuesday from 6:30-7:45 p.m., at the church, located at 24th and Washington in Great Bend. This study is devoted to helping you develop assurance and confidence in your salvation in Jesus Christ. It also explores topics such as ...
This creche is one of several on display at the Barton County Historical Society Museum. Holiday trees and other winter touches have been added to exhibits throughout the museum, located just south of Great Bend on U.S. 281.
Many parts of the nation have been hit hard with bad weather recently and now snow is in the forecast for Kansas. Local and state safety officials are urging everyone to check their emergency supplies in their home and automobile, particularly if you are planning to travel over the holiday weekend.
Barton County Sheriff A vehicle swerved to miss a deer at 51 NE 110 Road at 10:13 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle went in a ditch and rolled, but the driver was not injured. At 4:27 a.m. Thursday, a resident at 5004 Third Ave. said his 2001 Chevy pickup was stolen out of the driveway as he slept. The keys were in the vehicle. Great Bend Police <p ...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is just 14 yards shy of his fifth career 1,000-yard receiving season, quite an accomplishment considering the Cardinals are next to last in the NFL in passing offense.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Kansas coach Bill Self was happy with how his team responded after leading scorer Marcus Morris was ejected for a flagrant elbow to the head.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Andrew Luck has been traveling around enough the past few weeks. He's going to spend Christmas in a hotel room near the Stanford campus instead of flying home to Houston.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Syracuse has suspended defensive tackle Andrew Lewis and linebacker Brice Hawkes for the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium for violating team rules.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Penn State coach Joe Paterno is looking at the Outback Bowl as a combination of this season's final game and the opener of the 2011 campaign.
CHICAGO - Brian Urlacher wasn't sure how dominant he could be any longer, so he's calling it a career after 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears.
The Barton Community College campus and Center for Adult Education will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The college will resume regular summer hours on Tuesday, May 28.
The Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Monday for Memorial Day. Executive Director Beverly Komarek noted the museum is usually closed on Mondays. "This special opening is to accommodate families and visitors here for the holiday." Regular admission will be charged. The historical society is located just south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281.
Barton County Sheriff's officers are emphasizing seat belt laws by participating in the Click It or Ticket program. For the week prior to Memorial Day, and continuing until June 2, drivers can expect to see more BCSO deputies on the highways, aggressively enforcing "Kansas Occupant Restraint" laws and other traffic statutes. Click It or Ticket is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Sheriff Brian Bellendir said his ...
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ELLINWOOD - LaVon Sessler died May 22, 2013 at Ellinwood District Hospital. Services are pending with Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
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LACROSSE - Opal R. West Andrews, 89, died May 21, 2013 at Blue Valley Lutheran Homes in Hebron, Neb. Born June 10, 1923, in Rozel, she was the daughter of John and Louise (Josefiak) Seba. She attended school in Rozel and graduated from Rozel High School in May of 1941. On July 31, 1941, she married Marven Harry West in La Crosse. Mrs. West Andrews was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church of Rush ...
ELLINWOOD - Virginia Manning, 91, died May 20, 2013 at her home in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 16, 1921 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of E. Aubrey Smith and Hazel Converse Smith. In 1939, she graduated from Ellinwood High School. On May 17, 1940 she married Delmar Manning in Ellinwood. He died on Oct. 11, 2005. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a homemaker. Mrs. Manning was a member of the Immanuel United Church ...
Up until about an hour ago, most Americans thought Benghazi was the guy who palled around with John Cassavetes back in the '60s, but now it's obvious we're talking about the foreign policy arm of a multi-ramped tar pit the president has found himself swimming -- up to his armpits. Yes, friends, it's pity time at the White House.
Bill Clinton, wearing a white toga and a crown of gold, sat in a garden while attractive women fed him grapes. President Obama, having just suffered the most devastating week of his presidency, sat nearby, seeking advice in the art of telling whoppers. Using the Socratic method of teaching, Clinton began to tutor his new student.
Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of $1,889.15 to Macksville City Library in Macksville to support literacy programs.
SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker had 15 points and a career playoff-high 18 assists, Tim Duncan scored San Antonio's first six points of overtime and the Spurs bounced back after squandering a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-89 on Tuesday night.