Arkansas time machine, back to the 1950s: In McGehee, a town of 4,200 in southeastern Arkansas, a black girl (Kym Wimberly) who had finished first in her senior class was named only "co-"valedictorian after officials at McGehee High changed the rules to avoid what one called a potential "big mess."
Love demands candor.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech junior running back Eric Stephens is out for the season after dislocating his left knee in last weekend's 45-40 loss to Texas A&M.
DETROIT (AP) - Doug Fister delivered another strong start in a game Detroit needed and Miguel Cabrera homered and hit a tiebreaking double to lead the Tigers past the Texas Rangers 5-2 Tuesday night in Game 3 of the AL championship series.
The firing of Arizona coach Mike Stoops wasn't completely unexpected. The Wildcats had been on a slide since late last season and didn't appear to be on the verge of any big breakthroughs.
On a day where the offense attack wasn't hitting its mark, the Barton men's defense stepped up to preserve a 1-0 victory over Northern Oklahoma College –Tonkawa on Tuesday at Cougar Field.
ULYSSES - The Larned High School girls' golf team placed second at the Class 4A regional meet on Monday.
LARNED - The Larned High School volleyball team finished 0-3 at its home quadrangular on Tuesday night.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team fell to Dodge City 2-0 on Tuesday evening.
A local downtown restaurant and non-profit agency are teaming up to help infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities and delays.
While doctors and nurses play the crucial roles in their patients' care, there are other professionals who may not be as obvious. These are the pharmacists who collaborate with physicians to ensure patient safety and healing.
Vocalists sing out, Monday at Barton Community College. BCC's Visual and Performing Arts Department held its Sneak Preview Concert in the Fine Arts Auditorium. There was also instrumental music.
American Petroleum Institute's Western Kansas chapter will have its first fall 2011 meeting Wednesday evening at The Club at StoneRidge. Social hour is at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 and the program at 8.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Mike Conley scored five of his 20 points in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-95 Thursday night in taking a 2-1 lead in their first-round Western Conference series.
ATLANTA - Jeff Teague flung in a wild 3-pointer after the officials missed him stepping out of bounds, and Kyle Korver finished off Indiana from beyond the arc to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 98-85 victory Thursday night and another lead in the series with the top-seeded Pacers.
WICHITA - The offense is back.
LARNED - Track and Field is not really a spectator sport.
CLEVELAND - Corey Kluber stayed stone-faced, maintaining the same stoic look in the clubhouse that he had for nine innings on the mound.
• National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 1, will be acknowledged in Great Bend by a prayer walk around the Barton County Court House at noon. Sponsors invite the public to join with fellow Christians to pray for our city, our state and out nation.
Great Bend Police
Great Bend Public Library announced the following upcoming events:
The Heartland Center for Spirituality will explore Christian contemplation through photography with an online study of the book "Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice," by Christine Valters Paintner.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway, will be the site of a Joyful Praise Concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. The concert will include the chancel choir, kid's choir, Trinity Ringers, a french horn quartet, vocal and instrumental soloists and duets and guest singers from Escue Chapel.
Ryan McCallum is the new youth pastor at Great Bend's First Assembly of God Church. He comes to Great Bend from Nixa, Mo.
Bedding sale Friday
HOISINGTON - The USD 431 School Board met at a special meeting on Monday. After executive session, they approved personnel changes for the upcoming school year.