Owners of the top animals received auction premiums at the 79th Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS), while other exhibitors were presented scholarships. The event, held Sept.23-26 in Wichita, featured 656 youth from 89 counties showing 1,234 head of livestock.
Lois Brichacek and Donna Taggart brouht Bungalow F.C.E. members up to date on "Seasoning with Herbs and Spices" at the September meeting. Becky Dudrey presided at the luncheon session at the Highland Hotel.
Allen Winder, history enthusiast and basketball fan, was guest speaker for the Septenber meeting of NARFE at the Club at StoneRidge. Derinda Dussman, president, conducted the meeting with Charles Waknitz introducing the program.
The American Legion Auxiliary Post #180 annual membership dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday at the post home. R.S.V.P. to Norma Titsworth at 793-8636 or Marianne Krallman at 792-1679.
Bill and Lisa Richardson, of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shalane Richardson, to Scott Krueger, son of Chris and Brenda Krueger, of Great Bend.
Mildred Meitner of Great Bend will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Angus Inn Courtyard. Hosts for the event will be her son and his wife, Gary and Penny Meitner of Great Bend; her grandsons, Troy and Wes Meitner, both of Great Bend; and her granddaughters, Paula Meitner of Great Bend and Christina Andrews of Dorrance.
Shannon Ward and Luke Snyder, of St. John, announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Brett and Kathleen Ward, of St. John. The prospective groom is the son of Joe and Christie Snyder, of St. John. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Robert and Carolyn Ives of St. John and Harold and Jolene Ward of Oklahoma City, Okla. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Charles Allen, of Hideaway, Texas and the late Shirley Allen.
Jamie and Anjie Weidman announce the birth of their son, Connor Matthew Weidman, on Aug. 29. He weighed 7 lbs. and was 20 in. long. He was welcomed home by his 2-year-old big brother Max.
Dave and Theresa Leiker, of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Leiker, of Edmond, Okla., to Brendan Donnelly, of Edmond Okla., son of Roger and Christine Donnelly of Manchester, Mo.
Walter and Florence Mai, of Great Bend, will celebrate their 70th anniversary on Oct. 9 with a family get-together in Russell.
Duane C. Rouser will celebrate his 80th birthday October 9 with a card shower.
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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.
ALBERT - Members of Peace Lutheran Church in Albert are celebrating 125 years of Christian faith ministry in rural Kansas - from 1889 to 2014.
Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a Potato and Chicken Noodle Soup Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the Fellowship Hall of the church, located at 24th and Adams in Great Bend. The hall is handicap accessible and an elevator is available. Freewill offerings will benefit the Family Crisis Center and other missions.
RUSH CENTER - The women of the Hope Lutheran Church in Rush Center, also known as WELCA (Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) have set the date of their annual bazaar for Friday, Nov. 7, in the church basement. A meal will be served from 5-7 p.m., with selections such as sloppy joes, sandwiches, pie and sweet rolls. An auction at 7 p.m. will feature handcrafted items including hand-quilted quilts of all sizes, plants and baked goods.
Barton Community College's music department will begin selling tickets to its production of "A Christmas Carol," on Nov. 1. Tickets are $10. All seats are reserved and are available online at scrooge.bartonccc.edu. Any patron needing ticket assistance can call the box office, 620-786-1150.
The Learning Resource Center at Barton Community College will give away ice scrapers on Monday Nov. 3. Deedra Gibbons said people can stop by and pick up a free Barton Library ice scraper for as long as supplies last. They are available to students, BCC employees and community members.
The First Presbyterian Church at 24th and Washington, Great Bend, will offer "Treat in Trunk" from 5 to 6 p.m. on Halloween.
David Michael "Mike" Johnson, 72, died Oct. 30 at Almost Home Inc., Great Bend. He was born Nov. 25, 1941, at Denison, Texas, the son of Doug and Woodie (Pritchard) Johnson. He married Peggy Temple April 28, 1962, at Borger, Texas. He founded M and M Equipment in 1975, retiring in December 2012.
PAWNEE ROCK - Ladine Peterson, 95, passed away Oct. 29 at the Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born April 2, 1919, in Bison, she was the daughter of Everett and Frances Bitter Edwards. On April 3, 1941, she married Loraine Edwin Peterson in Bison. He passed away Jan. 20, 1995. A lifetime area resident of Rush and Pawnee County, she began her career as a teacher and retired from the ASCS office in Larned. She raised Persian cats and took them to many shows, and she also loved flowers.
Tena Westenhaver of Great Bend is kicking off her Soles4Souls Shoe Drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at her home, 1801 VanBuren. This is just the first effort in her year-long campaign to collect 25,000 pairs of shoes the Soles for Souls organization can distribute to the needy and victims of disasters.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
SeaPort Airlines today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has approved an alternate service pattern for air service from Great Bend Municipal Airport. The new service will replace current scheduled service to Wichita Mid-Continent Airport with nonstop service to Kansas City International Airport.
Coaching basketball at a community college means a lot of new faces nearly every year. Barton Community College men's coach Craig Fletchall knows this. He had been at it for 13 years – eight at Barton where he is the all-time leader in coaching wins.
Remarkable new wonder drugs have caused a new confrontation over pricing wars between manufacturers and health plans, now reaching a fever pitch over hepatitis C treatments from Gilead. Unfortunately, rather than the industry players settling the issue through negotiation, health plans are turning to Congress to step in and arbitrarily limit prices, which could undermine the investment that is critical to developing new cures.