Speaking in the heart of irrigation country and the Ogallala Aquifer region, Gov. Sam Brownback signed two bills in southwestern Kansas that are intended to lengthen the life of this region's water resources. Brownback signed the bills March 5 at Garden City High School while students, community leaders, farm organization members and legislators watched.
On Thursday, March 15, the First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend will be holding their famous recipe Irish Stew and Pie Supper. The stew will be served in the Fellowship Hall of the church at 24th and Washington from 4:30 until 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $6 (pre-kindergarten free) and will be available at the door. Carry-out can be purchased and picked up at the northeast church entry.
KansasWorks will hold a Mini Job Fair from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Work Force Center, 1025 Main in Great Bend. Eight employers will be on hand. Call 620-793-5445 for more information.
Panther Band members will present their Pre-Contest Concert at 7 p.m. on March 13 in the GBHS Gym. The Varsity and Junior Varsity Bands are preparing for their Large-Ensemble Contest which is the following day, March 14.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items of the agenda include approval of the 2012-2013 District Calendar, bond refinancing, approval to purchase computer hardware and software, new GBHS band uniforms, and Superintendent's report on Lincoln Elementary School Principal search update and 7th grade competitive athletics updates.
Approximately 93 calls for service and 94 officer initiated calls were received for the month of February. Officers responded to seven medical/fire calls and worked two non-injury accidents. Ten arrests were made and seven criminal summonses were served in the month of February.
Erin C. Engel, parking disabled vehicles, dismissed upon compliance
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Grade School will hold kindergarten roundup from 6-7:30 p.m. on March 29. Prospective students and parents are invited to spend this time learning about our school program. The children will be visiting the kindergarten rooms with teachers while the parents meet in the Grade School Cafeteria to get information about enrollment, health and immunizations, readiness, and general school policies. Your child must be five (5) before Sept. 1, 2012 for the 2012-2013 school year.
CLAFLIN - Claflin pre-school children are invited to attend Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, a program that is designed to give free books to children under the age of five.
LARNED - Doyle Forrest Mayse, 64, passed away Nov. 24 at his home in Larned. He was born Sept. 3, 1950, in Hays, the son of Emmett and Verna Clara Schneider Mayse. A longtime resident of Larned, he worked for the KANS Radio, the Larned Police Department as a dispatcher and supervisor, the Great Bend Police Department as a dispatcher, the Pawnee County Sheriff's Office, the Larned State Hospital and was most recently employed with the Pawnee County Sheriff's office as an administrative assistant.
POTWIN – Winifred V. "Winnie" Hanzlicek, 93, passed away Nov. 26 at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. She was born near Algona, Iowa, July 16, 1921, the daughter of Fred and Doretta (Mitchell) Plumb. She was united in marriage to Gilbert K. Hanzlicek at Wilson. He preceded her in death in 1962. She was a homemaker and later worked for nearly 20 years as a baker in the hospital dietary department.
The King United Methodist Church at 1608 O'dell in Great Bend, will be celebrating it's 70th Anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 30, during the morning worship service at 11 a.m., recognizing their past and looking forward to the future.
Have you noticed how Halloween is being overtaken by Christmas - displays and decorations and whatnot showing up before the end of October? With all the commercialism of the season of Christmas, and seeing everywhere you look the images of red-nosed reindeer, dancing snowmen, Grinches, and Santas, it is easy for the real reason for the season to become lost. That may be why more Christian churches and families are bringing back a celebration of Advent.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157. The recital is free.
Great Bend shoppers have the opportunity to participate in a fun event this Saturday as they visit local retail stores and support Small Business Saturday. The sixth annual Great Bend Cookie Contest is being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., allowing people to sample cookies from 15 participating business locations and vote for the best cookies in town.
Two men serving time in prison for crimes committed in area counties are eligible for parole hearings before the Kansas Prisoner Review Board in January. Public comment sessions will be held in December.
It's time for our annual "Turkey Awards"; that time of year when we recognize the biggest "turkeys" from the world of sports. Gobble. Gobble. Gobble!
You got to love Thanksgiving. You do. It's the law. And be honest; doesn't a little tryptophan poisoning amongst family and friends sound pretty comforting right about now? What with Ebola infested ISIS members slithering across the border carrying photos of Bill Cosby ogling Kim Kardashian's butt?
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There is no shortage of pundits who could do a worthy job of waxing philosophical about the things we should or shouldn't be thankful for at Thanksgiving 2014.