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.
Mike and Renee Walker announce the birth of their son, Roman Clark Walker, on June 5 in Portland, Ore. He weighed 6 lbs. 3 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long.
Richard Barton-Rahn of Colby and Cathy Rhan of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Sabrina Suzanne Rhan, to Darren Clay Doonan, son of Warren and Jeanne Doonan of Hoisington. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of William and Ann Olivey of Las Vegas, Nev. and the late Richard and Katherine Rhan. The prospective groom is the grandson of Wendall and Mary Jane Doonan and the late Margy Marmie.
The public is invited to an Open House by the Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce from 7 to 9 p.m, on Wednesday, to celebrate the Kansans Tell Their Stories Exhibit, currently on display at the Flying Pig Studio & Gallery in downtown Lucas.
Tom and Mary Lou Ruble announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Ruble, to BJ Horton, son of Barry Horton of Timpson, Texas and Anita Horton and Jeff Overhouse of Jersey Village, Texas.
Jerry and Marcy Sieker of Ellinwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelci Kay Sieker, to Kevin Daniel Hall, son of Steve and Marilyn Hall of Garfield.
Bill and Delphine Hickey of Hoisington will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 27 at the next door south of the Tap Room in Hoisington. Hosts for the event will be their children, Dale Hickey of Ellis, Diane and Mike Harmon of Hoisington, Debbie and Stacy Reed and Dorothy and Alan Schwartz of Burlington; their 10 grandchildren; and great-granddaughter.
With financial support from Golden Belt Community Foundation, Credit Union of America, various donations from many other individuals and organizations, Salvation Army of Barton County has supplied over 400 backpacks to students of Barton County this year. The backpacks were packed with school supplies at Simpson Hall, courtesy of the Meyers Chapel AME Church. Volunteers from the Presbyterian Church packed the backpacks and young men from Morton House assisted in hauling the completed backpacks from Meyers Chapel to the Salvation Army Family store where, on Aug. 11, 12 and 13, the majority of the backpacks were distributed.
Dr. Victor L. Martin
Adrian J. Polansky, State Executive Director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Kansas, reminds producers that Sept. 1, is the application closing date for certain crops under the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). Crops eligible for NAP benefits are limited to those not insurable in the county and are produced for food or fiber.
The Russell Area Chamber of Commerce will be having a ribbon cutting for Tumbleweed Mobile Veterinary Services at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, at the Chamber office, 507 N. Main. Help Erica Daniels celebrate the opening of her new veterinary business and visit with her about everything she has to offer.
Barton Community College has named 230 students to the Dean's List for the spring 2011 semester.
As a resident of a small town (Belfast, Tenn.), I am distressed by the 2010 U.S. Census.
SABETHA - Concordia beat Larned's American Legion baseball team 9-6 in the Class AA State Tournament Thursday night.
United Way of Central Kansas campaign co-chairs include:
Are you looking to eat healthier and lose weight but frustrated by lack of results? Type "diet articles" into Google and you'll get almost 160 million hits. With advice and scams abounding on the Internet, it can be hard to weed out truth vs. fiction when it comes to food and weight loss.
Has your family ever set out to accomplish a goal together then before you know it the goal has been put on the side, forgotten? What happened to the motivation?Later you may pick up the goal again and state "this time we are going to accomplish it." And perhaps you do or perhaps you find it in the pile of "goals to accomplish."
There is a new, trending challenge on Facebook and Instagram: Women are accepting their beauty.
HUDSON - Trinity Community Church in Hudson will celebrate its 100th anniversary this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2-3. The Evangelische Dreieingkeits Kirche was built in 1914.
Actors from Prince of Peace Parish will host a pageant performance of the symbolic story, "The Miraculous Apparitions of the Virgin Mary," at 7 p.m. Friday in the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College. The Our Lady of Guadalupe Pageant is being done in conjunction with the "Estamos Aqui" exhibit at the gallery.
HOISINGTON - Agency D3 is the Vacation Bible School theme for kids next week at New Life Baptist Church, 364 W. 12th St. in Hoisington. It is for children as young as 4 years old, through those who have completed sixth grade. It will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Aug. 4-8 at the church.
MANHATTAN - I have written several times about what the Bible states concerning judgment on nations including America, and how to forestall that judgment. America's biggest offenses are the shedding of innocent blood through abortions and opposing God's chosen people, Israel. One of the Scripture references concerning the nature of the judgments that I have used is Deuteronomy 28.
First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., Great Bend, is excited to announce the launch of REVIVE worship beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. With the addition of Revive, First is intentionally reaching out to a new group of people with worship that is relevant to their lives.
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FRIDAY, Aug. 1
Kenneth Harold Allen, 86, Great Bend, died July 31 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
REDFORD, Mich. - Robert Lynn Humphrey, 71, died July 23 in Redford, Mich. Born May 18, 1943, in Great Bend, he was the son of Henry Ray and Lenora Caroline (Ochs) Humphrey. In 1961, he graduated from Hoisington High School and then attended Kansas State University. He eventually moved to Michigan where he worked for Nielsen TV Ratings and then for a trucking company until his retirement.