LA JOLLA - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Conventional academic wisdom is that the death penalty is not an effective deterrent to homicide, but according to accused murderer Dmitry Smirnov, it deterred him from killing Ms. Jitka Vesel in Oak Brook, Ill. - until, that is, Illinois' death penalty was repealed.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Trevor Plouffe hit a big two-run homer and Delmon Young had three hits in his return to the lineup to lead the Minnesota Twins to an 8-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA laid off about 114 people over the last two days, planned cost-cutting moves that a league spokesman said Thursday are "not a direct result of the lockout."
NEW YORK (AP) - With time running short to keep the NFL's preseason intact, owners and players got into another long round of labor talks Thursday, trying to break the impasse that has kept the league shut down for four months.
WASHINGTON (AP) - One minute Roger Clemens was on trial for his freedom. Then, on just the second day of testimony, it was suddenly all over and the former baseball star was outside signing autographs for fans.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Lauren Cheney was just 11 during the 1999 World Cup, watching from the stands and imagining what it would be like to be on that field with Mia Hamm and Michelle Akers and Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain.
WAKEENEY - Laverne "Bunny" Tomanek, 78, died July 12, 2011 at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital, Wichita.
WICHITA - Viola M. Bennett, 85, died July 14, 2011 at Catholic Care Center, Wichita.
CUSHING, Okla. - Charlene Ann Tannahill was born on Aug. 21, 1935 in Pawnee, Okla., to Charley R. Tannahill and Dorothy I. Reaves Tannahill. She passed from this life on June 19, at Linwood Nursing Home in Cushing, Okla., having reached the age of 75 years, 9 months, and 28 days. She moved to Cushing, Okla. from Great Bend in October of 1978. She was a retired registered nurse.
The annual Big Benefit Auction is sure to be a spicy-hot ticket this August with a theme of "Salsa & Sombreros." Those tickets go on sale Monday, July 18.
Saturday, July 16
The Pawnee County 4-$ fashion Review was held Tuesday in Larned at the J.A. Haas Building and the Larned Community Center.
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USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include: approval of the 2014-2015 school calendar; first reading of the 2014-2015 Student Handbooks, Teacher Handbooks and Activities and Athletics Handbooks; approval to purchase technology hardware and approval of sale of used technology items; 2014 summer projects; audited student enrollment; approval of contributions; approval of Family and consumer Science donation; and approval of licensed teacher retirement and licensed teacher resignation.
A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 13, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.
The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 939 will be hosting a town hall meeting concerning Agent Orange and it's long term effects. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 14, in the Stoffer Lounge, 2nd floor at Fort Hays State University. Specialists from the national headquarters will be presenting new information and study results during the first part of the meeting and then have a question and answer session. They will also be compiling data concerning birth defects and diseases in children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans.
On Feb. 14, Cherry Village crowned Valentine Kings and Queens for each care unit.
Emily Dyanne Schuster and Joshua Thomas Lorg were united in marriage on Dec. 6, at the Hotel Phillips in downtown Kansas City in a ceremony officiated by Pastor Nathan Miller of Christ Community Church, Olathe Campus. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Sue Schuster of Lawrence. She is the granddaughter of Ruby Schuster of Garnett and the late Paul Schuster, and the late Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Lilly. The groom is the son of John and Lori Lorg of Olathe. He is the grandson of Ross and Pat Chambliss of Overland Park and Leo Lorg of Wichita.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
Mike and Jeanette Sanders announce the engagement of their daughter, Cyandra Nichelle Sanders, to Bruce Anthony Mong, son of Shirley Mong Conrad and the late Anthony Mong. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Melvin Loreg and Don and Agnes Sanders, all of Great Bend, and the late Joyce Loreg. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Clayton and Pauline Mong.
Doris L. Robey will celebrate her 80th birthday with a formal celebration at 1 p.m. on March 15 at The Front Door, 1615 10th Street in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be her daughters Myrtle and Nancy. Friends and family are invited. Gifts and cards are welcome.
Angela C. Moore of Winfield, and Dr. John A. Volosin of Wichita, announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Joycelyn Woods and the late Calvin Woods. The prospective groom is the son of Josephine Volosin and the late John H. Volosin.
Jonathan Hart and Rebecca Pfortmiller were united in marriage on March 1 at the rooftop garden at the Joule Hotel in Dallas Texas, in a private ceremony officiated by Pastor Timothy Ross. The bride is the daughter of Glenn and Margaret Pfortmiller of Great Bend.
George Unruh of St.John and LeAnna Unruh of Pawnee Rock announce the engagement of their daughter, Marci Unruh to Chance Maes, son of Ginger Maes of Great Bend and the late Daniel Maes. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Donald Ellis and the late Carol Ellis and the late Dean and Nancye Unruh. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Olga Noreuil and the late Oscar Noreuil, and the late Joseph and Ellen Maes.