NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Kobe Bryant scored 22 of his 24 points in the first three quarters, then let his Lakers teammates take over in a dominant 98-80 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Thursday night that wrapped up the series for Los Angeles in six games.
NEW YORK (AP) - Cam Newton provided one of the few predictable moments, so far, in a bizarre NFL offseason.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Fausto Carmona, backed by four solo home runs, pitched seven solid innings and the Cleveland Indians earned their 10th straight home win by beating Kansas City 8-2 on Thursday night to extend the Royals' losing streak to six.
HOISINGTON - Lea (Steitz) Lehmann, 96, died April 26 at Country Place Senior Living in Hoisington. Born April 16, 1915 in Otis, she was the daughter of Conrad and Mary (Brack) Steitz. On Aug. 23, 1936 she married Martin F. Lehmann in Otis. He died Sept. 12, 2005. A long-time resident of Hoisington, coming from Otis, she was a homemaker.
LACROSSE - Mildred L. Carper Ideker, 84, died April 27 at the Rush County Hospital Long Care in LaCrosse. Born Aug. 9, 1926 in Greenwood County, she was the daughter of Rueben and Bertha (Bercy) Beach. She was a graduate of Eureka High School. A resident of Rush County for more than 50 years, she was the owner of Carper Drug in LaCrosse from 1956 to 1968.
Barton Community College's Forensics Team will celebrate its national championship winning season with an end-of-the-year showcase from 2-3:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the college's Shafer Gallery. Admission is free. Good will donations for team travel and expenses will be accepted.
The Barton Community College Student Juried Art Exhibition will open Sunday, with a reception from 1-3 p.m. in the college's Shafer Gallery. The exhibit will continue through May 13.
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Kristen Willison, 29, of Great Bend was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital on Thursday morning after hitting a turkey with a car in the 500 block of NE 30 Road. Willison was reportedly treated for minor injuries.
A Hoisington man was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital on Thursday afternoon, after the pickup he was driving went off NW 10 Ave. Harold D. Wiley, 55, was treated for neck pain.
For some green-thumbed fifth graders, education is taking place not only in the classroom, but also across the street from their school in a once-vacant lot. But coming from a school named Park, it's not much of a stretch to think that students there would be interested in gardening.
HOISINGTON - Each year, Clara Barton Hospital celebrates the hospital's role in the community and the work of its dedicated healthcare professionals during National Hospital Week, May 8–14.
The Great Bend High School junior varsity baseball team will be playing host to Pratt today.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Mike Conley scored five of his 20 points in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-95 Thursday night in taking a 2-1 lead in their first-round Western Conference series.
ATLANTA - Jeff Teague flung in a wild 3-pointer after the officials missed him stepping out of bounds, and Kyle Korver finished off Indiana from beyond the arc to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 98-85 victory Thursday night and another lead in the series with the top-seeded Pacers.
WICHITA - The offense is back.
LARNED - Track and Field is not really a spectator sport.
CLEVELAND - Corey Kluber stayed stone-faced, maintaining the same stoic look in the clubhouse that he had for nine innings on the mound.
• National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 1, will be acknowledged in Great Bend by a prayer walk around the Barton County Court House at noon. Sponsors invite the public to join with fellow Christians to pray for our city, our state and out nation.
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Great Bend Public Library announced the following upcoming events:
The Heartland Center for Spirituality will explore Christian contemplation through photography with an online study of the book "Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice," by Christine Valters Paintner.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway, will be the site of a Joyful Praise Concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. The concert will include the chancel choir, kid's choir, Trinity Ringers, a french horn quartet, vocal and instrumental soloists and duets and guest singers from Escue Chapel.
Ryan McCallum is the new youth pastor at Great Bend's First Assembly of God Church. He comes to Great Bend from Nixa, Mo.
Bedding sale Friday
HOISINGTON - The USD 431 School Board met at a special meeting on Monday. After executive session, they approved personnel changes for the upcoming school year.