The local chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness will hold a bake sale and family-fun day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the north end of Brit Spaugh Park in Great Bend. The event will also include a barbecue meal for $5, dunk tank, snow cones and other activities.
We're locked in the Dog Days of summer and the humidity is rolling through the roof. If the first few days of August are any indication, this summer may continue well into September. And while some don't venture outdoors much except on weekends, for many outdoor work continues as usual.
August 16, 2015|
John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
All nine children of Elsena Bender and the late Hubert Bender met in Great Bend, Aug. 1, for a Bender/Brack family reunion. In 1965, a plane crash took the lives of Marvin and Thelma Brack so the Benders took in their five nieces and nephews and raised them along with their own four daughters. The family was celebrating the last 50 years that they have been together as one family. The nine children, along with spouses, children and grandchildren brought together almost 50 people for the weekend.
GBHS Class of 1980 will be holding their 35th reunion on Friday and Saturday evenings on Sept. 4 and 5. Visit www.gbhsclassof1980.com for details. You can also contact Kathy Penka at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913.530.9113. Classes of 1979 and 1981 are also welcome to attend. Please rsvp.
The annual Christiansen Family reunion was held on Aug. 8, at the Larned Community Center. The attendees were descendants of August and Pruella Christiansen, the family farm was southeast of Great Bend, in Barton County.
Dr. Nathan Koch, Associate Professor of Bassoon at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, will be attending the International Double Reed Society conference in Tokyo, Japan. The conference is held each year at different locations around the world to promote the double reed woodwinds, primarily oboes and bassoons.
Eric Schoendaler, Loan Officer, for First Kansas Bank in Hoisington, graduated from the 2015 Agricultural Lending School in Topeka. The Agricultural Lending School is sponsored jointly by the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations.
Keeping enough moisture on flower or vegetable gardens this summer hasn't been as stressful as in years past thanks to the intermittent rain showers. But, if you missed out on some of those rains a garden needs an efficient or smart watering system and the Barton County Conservation District can help you out.
Albert Strobel and Marge McGee of CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their QPA (Qualified Pension Administrator) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Administrative and Qualification Issues of Retirement Plans (DC-1) exam, the Administrative Issues of Defined Contribution Plans (DC-2) exam, the Advanced Topics (DC-3) exam, and the Administrative Issues of Defined Benefit Plans (DB) exam.
Kansas State University's Southwest Research-Extension Center will host Field Day 2015 on Thursday, Aug. 27. The day starts with registration, coffee and donuts from 8 to 9:15 a.m. and features field tours, seminars and agricultural product displays.
The last but certainly not the least consideration of wheat producers is variety selection. Before discussing the topic, please make a note of the following webpages for information on wheat varieties.
August 16, 2015|
Dr. Victor L. Martin