Darlene Mathers was elected the Pilot Clubs PIF (Pilot International Foundation) Sweetheart for the year 2011-2012.
Fern Ochs Axman will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 23 at Cedar Park Place in Great Bend. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.
Elizabeth Siemers will celebrate her 85th birthday on Oct. 22. Her family is requesting a card shower in her honor.
Eric and Christy Kuhn, of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Lynn Kuhn, to Tyler Erick Klein, son of Todd and Dawn Klein, of Great Bend. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Tom and Linda Barnes of Great Bend, Leaetta Tomlinson of Great Bend and Kenny and Sandy Kuhn of Joplin, Mo. The prospective groom is the grandson of Tim Casey and the late Barbara Casey, and Helen Klein, all of Great Bend, and the late Larry Eugene Klein.
Glen Ehrlich will celebrate his 85th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 23 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2101 Jackson Street. The event will be hosted by his children, Steve and Aleta Ehrlich, Sheryl and Emerson MacDonald, Sheila Ehrlich, Susan and Richard Bates and Scott and Caitie Ehrlich. He has eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The following meals will be served Oct. 17 through Oct. 21 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.
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.
Parnassus Club met on Oct. 11 at Darlene Boley's house.
The Kansas Historical Society announced that Fort Hays State Historic Site will host "Graveside Conversations" at Fort Hays Cemetery on Oct. 29. Tours will be offered at 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Reservations must be made by calling Fort Hays at 785-625-6812 or by e-mailing the fort at email@example.com. Cost of the tour is $3 per adult and $1 per child.
Julie Bugner-Smith gives Pizza Hut managers Melissa Koehn and Frank Trimmer a thank you for their Pizza Huts participation in the Tornado Disaster Fund.
The Touched By Cancer (TBC) support group meeting for Nov. 21 has been canceled due to conflicts. The next meeting for the group will be at 2 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the Heartland Cancer Center.
Sisters of Hope, a new support group for recently widowed women, is planning an informational "meet and greet." It will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the Fireside Room at First Assembly of God Church, 601 S. Patton Road in Great Bend.
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Each fall, the Barton County Extension Council holds an election to fill positions on our various program development committees. Mark Wednesday, Oct. 29 on your calendar and stop by the Barton County Extension Office at 1800 12th St. to cast your ballot. Election time is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Any Barton County resident who is at least 18 years of age may vote in this election.
The Barton Debate and Forensics team participated in its second tournament of the year Oct. 17-19 at the University of Central Missouri and Barton's Chase Pumford was a standout performer.
RUSSELL - Artists at Barton Community College got a chance to showcase their talents at the annual Russell Original Art Review (ROAR) exhibition at the Russell 4-H Building. The show ran from Oct. 10 through 12. The show had 262 entries from 91 artists from 33 cities.
If more Americans were self-employed independent contractors, the country would soar.
"Ewww!" said my wife, when I told her that BrandsOnSale.com is marketing leftover "Breaking Bad" meth lab hazmat suits as Ebola Containment Suits this Halloween, at $79.99 a pop.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is hosting a hunting showcase at 10 a.m. today at HorseThief Reservoir in Jetmore to spotlight the economic benefits of Kansas hunting and fishing and to release the 2014 Tourism Economics data.
GBHS Band and Orchestra students are selling Cherrydale products through Nov. 2, for their 2016 trip. There are many food items as well as a wide variety of gift items. Items can also be ordered online and sent directly to someone. The items will arrive around Dec. 4. Call GBHS (620-793-1521, ext. 189) and leave a message to have someone place your order or answer any questions.
Venture Corporation is planning to begin construction of the City of Great Bend's 2014 residential street resurfacing and reconstruction project this coming week, said Great Bend City Engineer Rob Winiecke.