The top prize in the upcoming Sunflower Diversified Services poker tournament will depend on the number of people who play. If more than 250 players sign up, first prize is $1,500.
Janelle Smith, Sunflower Early Education Center office manager, takes registration for the upcoming Fall Into Fun Early Childhood Conference.
One non-football highlight of Homecoming Weekend this year at Fort Hays State University will be the re-dedication of Picken Hall at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Anne Marie Hagerman and Jason Philip Bledsoe were united in marriage on May 8 at the Larned United Methodist Church in a double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Bill Fitzgerrel. Parents of the bride are Ben and Elaine Appel and the late Robert Hagerman. Parents of the groom are James Bledsoe and Lea Harbour. Anne was given in marriage by her uncle, Alan Hagerman and stepfather, Ben Appel.
Mitchell and Julia Weber of Hays announce the engagement of daughter Rebecca Ann Weber, to Dace Andrew Winkelman, son of Terry and Nancy Winkelman and Michelle and Bob Edwards, all of Ellinwood.
Jeff and Lori Underwood of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Underwood, to Christopher Berger, son of Roger and Trish Berger of Ellinwood.
Sherry Suppes of LaCrosse and Patrick and Kathleen Suppes of Otis, announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Suppes, to John Hoverson, son of Dennis and Diane Myers of Wathena, and Raymond and Cindy Hoverson of Atchison. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Julius and Elsie Suppes of Otis, Ed and Velta Dreher of LaCrosse, and Merten and Mary Bevitt of Overland Park. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Elizabeth Hoverson of Troy, and the late Russell Hoverson, Adelaide Walters of Gravios Mills, Mo. and the late Fred Walters.
Dr. and Mrs. Roger Marshall of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Rebecca Marshall, to Christopher Jordan Weems, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel O. Weems Jr. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Mr. and Mrs. Victor Marshall of El Dorado and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Fogarty of Jacksonville, Fla. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barnard of Jackson, Miss.
Bob and Vicki Kaiser of Odin announce the engagement of their daughter Emilee Frances Kaiser to Victor Dominic De Martino, son of Victor A. De Martino of Park Ridge, Ill. The prospective groom is the son of the late Marie De Martino.
Shane and Amber DeWald of Olathe announce the birth of their daughter, Hailyn Kennedy DeWald on April 19 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19 in. long.
Lorraine (Robl) Phelan will celebrate her 90th birthday with a card shower-reception from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Holyrood Fire Station, 100 S. County Road. She has six children, Pat and Barbara Phelan, Rita McCarthy, Tom Phelan, Dennis and Jacque Phelan, Mark and Gladys Phelan and John and Carolyn Phelan.
Norma (Parten) Bright of St. John will celebrate her 80th birthday on Sept. 30 with a card shower.
Martin Miller, manager of the Great Bend airport, was guest speaker for the September luncheon meeting of Golden Belt NARFE. He was introduced by Charles Waknitz, vice president of the group.
Kenneth and Joan Schreiber will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 10, at the Knights of Columbus in Olmitz. Hosts for the event will be their daughters, Gina (Schreiber) Lindholm and Carla Schreiber.
Berton Edward and Margaret Immenschuh celebrated their 50th anniversary with a party held on Aug. 28 at South Fork Lodge in Buffalo, Wyo.
COFFEYVILLE – After a scoreless first half, the Barton Community College women's soccer team dominated play in the second half and got out of town with a 2-0 win at Coffeyville Wednesday evening in Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference action.
COFFEYVILLE – It was one of those early-season battles that could play big later in the season.
DODGE CITY – The Barton Community College volleyball team may be struggling outside the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference West division, but in conference Barton is still right in the mix early on.
Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes, Auburn forced three turnovers and the fifth-ranked Tigers held on to beat mistake-prone No. 20 Kansas State 20-14 on Thursday night.
There is a raging debate around the issue of illegal aliens, especially unaccompanied children. These aliens have been entering America through Mexico. Some say that it is our responsibility to take care of them. Others say we should send them back. Some say that our borders should be open, others say not.
St. Mark Lutheran Church, 21st & Jackson, Great Bend, will host a Walking Taco Supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in the church fellowship hall. The menu includes build-your-own tacos, dessert and drink. Admission is by freewill offering. Proceeds will go to the Education Assistance Fund to assist children of the church who are attending Christian-based schools.
Dominican Chapel of the Plains, 3600 Broadway Ave., will hold a prayer service at 5 p.m. Sunday for the International Day of Prayer for Peace.
• Trinity Lutheran Church in Otis will have a special celebration honoring Pastor Bruce Adamson on the 35th anniversary of his ordination. The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, with special music provided by Prairie Timbre +1. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Susan Candea, the Bishop's Associate with the ELCA Synod.
United Methodists in Nebraska and Kansas launched its public school partnership with an education caravan in July at three Kansas locations designed to bring attention to the importance of public schools. Three more are scheduled in Nebraska on Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 2. United Methodists in the new Great Plains Conference (Nebraska and Kansas) intend to increase collaborative efforts between United Methodist congregations, schools and community partners to support local schools.
CLAFLIN - The Immaculate Conception Altar Society of Claflin is having a Roast Beef Dinner and Fun Night on Sunday, Sept. 21. Roast Beef and all the trimmings will be served from 5-7 p.m. at the Parish Center in Claflin.
First Baptist Church is having a movie night at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at 1600 19th St., Great Bend. Popcorn will be served.
A member of the Great Bend American Legion Post 180 hangs a POW/MIA flag in the courthouse square, Thursday evening.
During his Town Hall at Ellinwood Thursday, Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan said he believes it's time to look at a new school funding formula. "Free lunch isn't the only indicator of at-risk," he said, noting poor students may excel and more affluent students may face other issues.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
The Barton County Road and Bridge Department will be doing asphalt work at the intersection of Washington Ave. and 30 Road on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 22-23. The intersection will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, or until the project is completed.