It is nearly impossible to imagine life without the modern conveniences we take for granted. Electricity, phone service, even running water were merely luxuries to many rural Americans just a couple of generations ago. Today, these services are termed necessities for residential and certainly commercial development.
Helping Hands Preschool, along with USD #428 - Great Bend, is looking for children to fill a limited number of openings still available in the 4-Year-old At-Risk program for the upcoming school year. This FREE program is sponsored by a grant from the Kansas State Board of Education. Helping Hands Preschool - through USD #428, administers this program for children living in the Great Bend school district.
The Kansas Water Authority (KWA), in an effort to conserve and extend the useful life of the Ogallala Aquifer, is embarking on a policy planning process which will examine the existing barriers to conserving the Aquifer. KWA Chairman Gary Harshberger of Dodge City recently appointed a 21-member Ogallala Aquifer Advisory Committee (OAAC), comprised of Authority members and Ogallala stakeholders, to assist the Authority in this effort. The OAAC will play a critical role in developing plans for the Authority.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Is it unpatriotic for Americans to buy foreign-made products?
Marissa Mark, 28, was indicted in Allentown, Pa., for hiring a hit man in 2006 via the then-active website HitManForHire.com.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Davy Arnaud remembers gazing into the stands at Arrowhead Stadium on a crisp March day and nearly being able to count the number of fans.
NEW YORK (AP) - Two people familiar with NFL negotiations tell The Associated Press the players' executive committee has reviewed portions of a proposed deal to end the lockout, but hasn't voted on it.
GARDEN CITY - The Golden Belt Swim Squad took third place at the Western Kansas Swim Club league meet over the weekend in Garden City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Danny Duffy returned from the minors to toss seven sharp innings, Matt Treanor delivered a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth and the light-hitting Kansas City Royals hung on to beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Great Bend Fire Department units were dispatched to the Red Barn plant Tuesday evening after ammonia vented from a condenser unit on the air conditioning cooling tower. Battalion Chief Rick Robison said there were no injuries and the vapors soon dissipated.
Great Bend Police
With its air conditioner out of service, the Barton County Arts Center has curtailed its hours for the rest of the week, Executive Director Karen Neuforth announced Tuesday. The Arts Center, normally open weekday afternoons, will be open from 12:30-2 p.m. this week. Starting Monday, it will be open from 9 a.m. to noon.
MANHATTAN - I am becoming more and more alarmed at the silence of churches concerning prevailing sin issues in America. Yes, there are a few who speak out, but they are very few.
St. Ignatius Fiesta is Saturday
A New Testament study, facilitated by Pastor Julie Shields, will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st St. This study offers a look at the New Testament writings, the authors, a look at what the circumstances of the times and for what audience were they written. The ultimate goal is to understand and appreciate these books and how they apply to our lives today.
Throughout the month of September, Great Bend's Presbyterian Women will take orders for the finest pecans from Georgia, for delivery by the first of November, said Carol Woodmansee at First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend. Orders can be placed through any Presbyterian Woman or by calling the church office, 620-792-2594.
Trinity Lutheran Church will hold its annual Rally Sunday on Sept. 7, designating the beginning of the new Sunday School season. During all services that day, members will bless the Sunday School staff and those who will be attending Sunday School, from age 3 to age 100.
The musical ministry of CTI 14:22 will perform on the east lawn of Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th St. in Great Bend, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
LARNED - Pawnee County Humane Society has scheduled a Labor of Love 5K/10K Race Monday.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Aug. 18 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.
llinwood trash pickup schedule announced
In response to Kansans wanting a simple way to provide feedback on the Preliminary Discussion Draft on the Future of Water in Kansas, an online survey has been developed and can be found on the Kansas Water Office website, http://www.kwo.org/50_Year_Vision/50_Year_Vision.htm.
Did you ever have a week in which you had an impossible amount of work to complete, yet somehow got it done?
Happy Thursday, everybody, and God Bless America.