We hear it on the news every year at this time; many people add five to ten pounds to their body weight between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. As we learned in the program "Holiday Traditions Around the World" many of the celebrations at holiday time are centered around food. Some of the best holiday recipes that people pass on to their younger family members are full of rich ingredients. So what can you do to prove the weight gain statistic wrong and still enjoy the holidays? Read on for some suggestions.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend seeks information on a burglary at 1313 Cleveland St., Police Chief Dean Akings said. The residence was burglarized sometime between 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 24 and 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 28. Taken were jewelry, guns, a flat-screen television, two laptop computers, a Kruggrand (one-ounce gold coin), an iPod and an autographed Chiefs football. Loss was more than $19,600.
SALINA - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this week announced that USDA is seeking proposals for grants to improve water quality, air quality and promote energy conservation. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is making available $25 million through the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program to address natural resource concerns nationwide with a special emphasis on the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and the Mississippi River Basin.
The Friendship Meals Christmas dinner will be served at noon Thursday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The menu includes ham and sweet potatoes and the trimmings. Cost of the meal is a suggested contribution of $3 for people over 60 years of age. For people under 60 the meal is $5.
Kim Grossardt will lead a walking tour of the collection of Santas at Santa's Around the World on Wednesday. The tour will start at 1901 Lakin Ave. (next to the Crest Theater) at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Cost is $2. Sign up at the Senior Center by Tuesday to reserve a spot on the tour by Tuesday.
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If you're even a casual observer of weather, you know the East Coast was brutalized with the season's first round of snow and blinding winds that brought the New York state region to its knees.
Great Bend Catholic youth will hold their annual St. Nicholas Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, at the St. Rose Church Auditorium, Baker and Broadway. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 3 through 10 and children
Among the Medicare billings only recently discovered as fraudulent after being paid:
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Tuesday night, the Claflin Junior High school girls' basketball team traveled to Victoria to take on the Squires.
SPRING HILL (AP) - A 17-year-old Kansas high school football player who died a day after a recent football game had a previous head injury that wasn't completely healed, a coroner said Thursday.
TOPEKA -Robert Edward Lee, 66, Topeka, died Nov. 30. Bob was born June 10, 1944, in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada, the son of Schubert and Loreen Martin Lee. He graduated from Hayden High School in 1962. He was employed by Kansas Gas Service Co., was a car salesman, an auctioneer, worked for Famous Brands and was an Auburn-Washburn school bus driver. Bob was an avid athlete. He played softball for many years and loved to play golf. He had a special place in his heart for his animals.
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OLMITZ - Milton Alois Yarmer, 88, died July 25 at his home in Olmitz. Born May 17, 1926, at Russell County, he was the son of Frank Rudolph and Marie (Demel) Yarmer. Milton married Mary Agnes Gleissner May 26, 1948, at Olmitz. She died July 12, 2006.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Bradley K. Brann, 64, of Kansas City, Mo., passed suddenly on July 24. He was born Jan. 12, 1950, in Abilene, to Dorothy and Hilton Brann. He was a graduate of Great Bend High School and Fort Hays State University. He taught at Southeast Missouri University, followed by a career in sales and real estate.
Paul Krugman, liberal New York Times columnist and economist whose erroneous predictions and inflammatory opinions have inspired websites, blogs and columns by others detailing his multitude miscalculations, launched a Buk missile of a column at conservatives warning of inflationary government policies.
Bust out the gin and tonics because this is shaping up to be one heck of a long hot summer. Weather-wise and politics-wise. All over the world, hostilities are flaring like out of control wildfires. While here at home, it's the words that have grown from fiery to scalding. And the only way to describe the actions- incendiary.
Renewal notices for Great Bend High School reserved season football tickets have been mailed to current ticket holders. Watch for this mailing, which includes instructions for renewal, and reply as soon as possible. If you had tickets last year, but do not receive this notification, please email email@example.com, or phone 620-793-1560.
HOISINGTON - The City of Hoisington will hold a meeting to discuss the property owner rental agreement that the Hoisington City Council recently enacted.
Barton County citizens are being asked to help with current hazard mitigation planning efforts by taking a survey that asks for participants opinions about hazards, funding and the current Hazard Mitigation Plan. Local participation is important in the development of emergency plans.
PARIS - Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The presumptive favorite to win the starting right guard spot with the Kansas City Chiefs worked out with the third team on Monday. The guy who is challenging him for the spot slid over to center during another portion of the workout.
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