The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met April 19 at the home of Lois Johnson with Susan Coulson serving as co-hostess. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
Tammy Hammond, CEO of Rosewood Services in Great Bend, traveled to Topeka on April 28 to meet with Governor Brownback for a ceremonial signing of a piece of legislation that will brings new federal dollars into Kansas for the Developmentally Disabled.
Glenna Lachelle Brown and Nyle Justin Reinert were united in marriage on March 12 at Camp Aldrich in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Brian Whitney. The bride is the daughter of Keith and Cheryl Brown of Haviland. The groom is the son of Dennis and Jeannie Schuette of Yuma, Ariz. and Ralph Reinert of Ness City. The bride is the granddaughter of Norene Monaghan and Blanche Brown.
Trent Schlotthauer and Linda Stairrett announce the birth of their twins, Aiden Jesse Schlotthauer and Braydin Gene Schlotthauer, on Jan. 26 in Great Bend. Aiden weighed 5 lbs. 15 oz and was 20 in. long. Braydin weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 18 in. long. They have a big sister, Alexis, who is four years old.
Jared and Megan Clemons of Ellinwood announce the birth of their daughter, Klaire Elizabeth, on Jan. 18 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. and was 20 1/2 in long. She has a big sister, Emma who is 2 1/2 years old.
Eleanor Tammen will celebrate her 90th birthday with a family dinner in McPherson.
There's still time to get in on attending Garden City Community College's final instrumental music concert of the academic year, the Spring Instrumental Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. on May 12 in the auditorium of the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Building.
Harold W. Seyfert will celebrate his 90th birthday on May 12 with a card shower.
Originally, today's article was to feature potential broadleaf crops for dryland crop rotations in the Barton County area. Before getting to that discussion, there are some opportunities coming up for area producers and interested individuals worth mentioning. These are tours providing an opportunity to view crops under field conditions and help provide information for producers and agribusiness on varieties, hybrids, and often the effects of cultural practices on crop production.
Doonan GMC is proud to announce the newest addition to our store family. J.P. Postlethwaite is our new light duty service manager. Most of our community knows J.P. from his years in the automotive business and activities and involvement in our community. Doonan GMC feels very blessed to have J.P on board.
The Marmie Ford Parts and Service department was awarded Top Dealership Performance in Service Satisfaction for the Kansas City Region based on Consumer Experience for the month of March.
Progress Club members made a field trip to Greensburg on May 2 to view firsthand the town's recovery since the 2007 tornado. GreenTown tour leader Ruth Ann Wedel led the group on visits to the Silo Eco-Home, 5.4.7 Arts Center, Kiowa County Schools complex, Kiowa County Memorial Hospital, Methodist Church, BTI Greensburg - John Deere, and a private home. She explained the sustainable eco-friendly construction methods used. Members enjoyed lunch at the Green Bean.
Panther Band members will present their Spring Concert at 7 p.m. on Monday in the GBHS Gym. The band seniors and their parents will be recognized, as well as all of the band student's achievements during the year.
Laverne Lessor of Great Bend will celebrate his 80th birthday with a family dinner followed by a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 27, at the Senior Center. No gifts are requested.
Francis and Becky Demel of Hoisington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kacey Elaine Demel to Kyle James Beck, son of Anne and Allan Beck of Claflin. Grandparents of the bride-elect are James and Lorraine Schneweis, and Lawrence and Sidone Demel, all of whom reside in Hoisington. Grandfather of the prospective groom is Eugene Beck of Hoisington.
Bryce Alan Divis, son of Steve and Dixie Divis of Great Bend, has received an appointment to the Class of 2018 at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
The Otis Lions Club will hold a benefit Pancake Supper from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Otis Bison High school gymnasium. Cost per person is a free will donation. The 2nd Annual Pancake Races will start at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will be used for Otis Beautification and youth projects in the local area with funds matched by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Kenton and Anita Sanko of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Annie Jean Sanko, to Michael Patrick Tolbert, son of David and Carole Tolbert of Overland Park. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Virgil and Vinita Gatton of Stafford and Rosemary Sanko of Great Bend and the late Floyd Sanko. Grandparents of the prospective groom are James and Judy Tolbert of Farmington, N.Y., the late Patricia Tolbert, and the late Irving and Ruth Dutton.
Tom and Shirley Lytle of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary on April 26 with family and friends.
Todd and Geneva Ost announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Ost, to Taylor Braet, son of Steve and Dana Braet. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Osborn Ost of Ellendale, N.D. and late Gladys Ost and the late the late Steven and Eva Binek. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Paul and Arlene Griffiths of Coffeyville, and Bob Braet of Leawood and the late Darlene Braet.
Parnassus Club met on April 8, at Darline Boley's residence
Derek and Jaime Tournear, of Fort Wayne, Ind., announce the birth of their son, Weston Martin Tournear, on Jan. 17. He weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 1/2 in. long. He has two sisters, 7 year old Savannah and 2 year old Dakota.
Art and music come together in the last concert of the Fort Hays State University music season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center, in Sheridan Hall on the FHSU campus.
Silver Key, the sophomore leadership honorary at Kansas State University, has new members for the 2014-2015 school year.
Dianne Morse, Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has earned membership in the company's International Diamond Society, a level achieved by only the top 11 percent of the approximately 82,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.
On April 12, seven 4H'ers from Barton County, traveled to Alma to compete in the 2014 State 4H Air Rifle Match. There they competed against the best 4H air rifle shooters in the state. To qualify for the match, the 4H'ers had to shoot 400, or higher, out of a possible 600 points, at a qualifying match earlier in the year.
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The following meals will be served April 22 through April 25. 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.