The Parnassus Club met on Feb. 14 at Sharon Jones residence. Nancy Converse, presided. Roma Murphy was introduced as guest at the meeting.
Helen Jonas will celebrate her 80th birthday on Feb. 29 with a card shower.
Greg and Melinda Sinn of Manhattan announce the engagement of their daughter Crystal Kay Sinn, to Daniel Dean Siebert, son of Jim and Taunya Siebert of Wichita, formerly of Hoisington.
Leanna Jo Cummings and Ryan Bussman of Wichita announce their engagement. Parents of the bride-elect are Donald Cummings of Land O' Lakes, Fla., and Connie Holler of Wichita. Parents of the groom are Rick and Derinda Bussman of Great Bend.
Roger Hickey and Barbara and Ron Tournear, all of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marcia Hickey, to Mike Dietz, son of Delane and Lana Dietz of Great Bend.
Ray and Jacque Scheideman celebrated their 50th anniversary on Feb. 24.
Barton County Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday in the main museum library, just south of the Ark River Bridge on Highway 281. David Barnes, Director of Shafer Gallery at Barton Community College will provide the program, Native American Art and Culture.
The following meals will be served Feb. 27 through March 2. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Feb. 7 at the home of Linda Jerke. Janice Walker was co-hostess. President Janis Link conducted the meeting.
By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
Bridget Beran, a senior at Central Plains High School, was awarded Kansas State University's Leadership Scholarship during ceremonies Feb. 15 at K-State. Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, presented the award. During K-State's annual Scholarship Day, students and their parents were guests of the university at a banquet. Throughout the day, they attended meetings with academic deans and student life officials.
MANHATTAN (AP) - The coaches who picked Iowa State to finish eighth in the Big 12 probably did not see this one coming.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Freshman Anthony Davis scored a career-high 28 points on 10-of-11 shooting, and No. 1 Kentucky beat Vanderbilt 83-74 on Saturday to win the Southeastern Conference regular season title for the 45th time.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Rookie Derek Carr gave the Oakland Raiders something to celebrate for a change.
Sheahon Zenger, the athletic director at the University of Kansas, is between a rock and a hard place. He's up that well-known creek without a paddle. He's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.
TOPEKA - The Great Bend fifth grade Panthers football team is at it again. On Nov. 22 and 23, the Panthers are taking part in the 12th-annual National Youth Sports Sanctioning Organization Turkey Bowl at Topeka.
Kansas (3-7, 1-6 Big 12) at No. 23 Oklahoma (7-3, 4-3, No. 21 CFP), 11 a.m. (Fox Sports 1).
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Jake Waters threw for a career-high 400 yards and a touchdown, Tyler Lockett returned a punt for a score and No. 12 Kansas State held on to beat sloppy West Virginia 26-20 on Thursday night.
When Larry Schumacher, Great Bend, learned the chaplain position was open at Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice, he knew he was being called again.
DODGE CITY - Catholic Social Service in the Diocese of Dodge City will host a 50th Anniversary Mass and Luncheon at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 3231 N. 14th Street in Dodge City on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. Bishop John B. Brungardt will be the principal celebrant.
HOISINGTON - A Christmas bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, November 22 at the Hoisington Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1109 N Vine.
Prince of Peace Parish's St. Patrick Church, 4100 Broadway Ave., will host Grace and Gratitude - A Thanksgiving Retreat, today and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22. The program will run from 7-9 p.m. tonight and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22. The Saturday program of retreat and healing will include a light lunch. Participants should bring a pen and paper.
Human history has been subjected to constant bouts of infectious diseases. Sometimes these have grown to pandemic proportions leaving death tolls in the millions worldwide. The Black Death (the bubonic plague) dramatically affected European populations wiping out up to 50 million people in the mid-14th century. During the early 20th century governments battled against the influenza pandemic which took up to 50 million lives including 675,000 in the United States. Then small pox killed upwards of 300 million people across the globe throughout much of the 20th century.
Great Bend and other central Kansas communities are well on their way to preparing thousands of gift-filled shoeboxes in support of Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christmas project of its kind.
Barton County Sheriff's Office
The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation.
Bernice L. (Walters) King, 80, passed away at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood on Nov. 20. She was born May 27, 1934, in Catherine, to Marcellus and Severina (Karlin) Walters.