On April 16th, the Great Bend Saddle Club held their Third Annual Benefit Trail Ride. This trail ride benefited the Pawnee County Humane Society. To ride the riders brought bags of pet food that was given to the humane society along with proceeds from the poker hands. Participants were able to purchase tickets to play poker hands on electronic games. The top three poker hands won cash prizes.
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.
Barton and Barbara Hoar will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 7 at the Central Baptist Church. Hosts for the event will be their children, John and Crystal Worm of Wichita, Darryl and Karen Hoar of Osborne, Vince and Cheryl Sciandra of Aurora, Colo. Karl and Brenda McCulley of Great Bend and Diane McReynolds of Ellinwood. The couple has 11 grandchildren.
Thomas and Darleen Demel of Hoisington will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m., on May 7, at the St. John Catholic Parish Center, 122 E. 5th Street, in Hoisington. Hosts for the event will be their three children, Janet and Shawn Jonas of Hoisington, Tammy and Pete Burke of Wylie, Texas, and Tom Demel of Wichita; and four grandchildren, Austin Jonas and wife Katie of St. Joseph, Mo., Audra Jonas of Manhattan, Brandon Burke of Nevada, Texas, and Walter Burke of Wylie, Texas. Friends and family are invited to attend. The couple requests ...
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on April 26 at the Post Home.
Rusty Hammond has recently been promoted to a managerial position at CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. Hammond started his career with CPI in August, 1995 as a Programmer in the Information Technology (IT) Department. In October, 2001, he was promoted to Senior Programmer and in April, 2011 to Manager of IT.
Last week I mentioned no-till in regards to the 2011 wheat crop. Some thought the comments rather negative but that wasn't my intention. My point was while no-till has many positive benefits, it usually isn't as easy as deciding to no-till. Often when producers decide to no-till after using tillage for years or decades, it is under adverse conditions like drought and/or heat stress. This is the absolute worse time to eliminate tillage and count on success. In fact, as is evident by much of this year's wheat crop planted into first time no-till ground, the ...
Great Bend Desk & Derrick will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, at Bentley & Associates on South Patton Road for their monthly meeting. Guest speaker will be Tommy Duncan with Jacam Chemicals. Duncan with 33 years of experience as a Senior Corrosion Specialist will explain the various methods used to prevent pipeline corrosion. Following the program, president Wendy Brackeen will report on the regional meeting hosted by the Bartlesville, Okla. club. The three day convention consists of seminars, field trips, awards and business meetings. Region VI Director, Sharon Hiss of the Great Bend club will conduct the business sessions where ...
Don Hanhardt, loan officer at the original Farmers Bank in Albert recently celebrated his 50th anniversary with the financial institution. "Don's loyalty to our bank is a perfect reflection of this bank's commitment to the communities we serve," remarked CEO WR Robbins. "Don has seen a lot of changes over the last fifty years, and has continually adapted to his customers' needs."
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma are working with West Wind Energy on a wind farm project, with the goal to have tribal operations completely powered by renewable energy, officials said Thursday.
Kennedy and Coe, LLC, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, awarded Samantha Francis an accounting scholarship at Fort Hays State University. Samantha is the daughter of Todd and Linda Francis of Great Bend. Samantha is a member of the Accounting Club at FHSU and the treasurer and founding member of the FHSU Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Dakota Zecha, a 2011 graduate of Great Bend High School FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Mannie Ford, Inc. and Ford Motor Company. Zecha's parents are Kelly Zecha and Rehna Zecha of Great Bend. Zecha plans to study at North Central Kansas Technical College.
Kevin Funderburk, 25, was charged with sexual assault of a 71-year-old woman in her Hutchinson, Kan., home in December.
He was standing in ditch water on the west side of Highway 281 about a mile south of Hoisington - all alone and seemingly uninterested in his immediate surroundings. I pulled off the roadway about 40 yards away, and just watched for about 30 minutes. Traffic was light, and I recognized a few of the people who probably questioned my thinking in view of my parking spot. The camera must have been reassuring - nobody stopped.
Ellinwood Municipal Court Docket - Oct. 14
HOISINGTON -"Stepping On – Building Confidence and Reducing Falls for the Elderly" will be offered by Clara Barton Hospital. The fall prevention program will begin in Hoisington on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The program is from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays for seven weeks. The course will be held in the Hoisington Activity Center classroom located at 1200 Susank Road.
Annual bazaar to be held
Benny M. Williams, 57, of Great Bend , passed away on Oct. 22, at the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born on Jan. 12, 1957, in Vallejo, Calif., he was the son of Benny O. and Jacqueline D. (Mayfield) Williams. After graduation from high school, he joined the U.S. Navy, where he spent the next two years. Following his discharge from the Navy, he worked in Navy shipyards in Los Angeles, Calif. and San Diego, Calif. He later moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was united in marriage to Diane L. Roberts on April 22, 1979. The couple moved to Kansas ...
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.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
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.