When I opened the e-mail about an online course related to food marketing to youth, I thought it looked interesting. My schedule was full but at least with this on-line course I could work on it when I had the time. Having put the finishing touches on a new fact sheet addressing the obesity issue I hoped this course would reinforce my thinking about healthy food choices and give me some additional ideas of ways to impact healthy eating habits in others. Well, I was not disappointed.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the spring competitive grant cycle awarding $12,820 to charitable organizations in Barton, Pawnee, and Rush counties.
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William Vsetecka of Great Bend, will celebrate his 88th birthday on April 9, with a card shower.
Carley Day will celebrate her 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 6, at Central Baptist Church, 3301 Lakin, Great Bend. No gifts are requested.
Evelyn Kultgen of Great Bend will celebrate her 93rd birthday on March 30, with a card shower.
Kenneth and Rhonda Penka of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Christine Penka, to Colby Max Shepherd, son of Carla Shephard of Wichita and the late Mark Shepherd. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Darrell and Colleen Rexwinkle and Evelyn Penka, all of Great Bend and the late Edward Penka. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Gene and Carol Schrock of Partridge and Donald and Odema Shepherd of Pharr, Texas.
Central Kansas Christian Academy (CKCA) will hold its annual kindergarten round-up the week of April 7-11th. Parents of 2014/2015 kindergarten age students are invited to come by the school at 215 McKinley or call 792-3477 to schedule an appointment. Call the office for any additional information.
Central Kansas Christian Academy (CKCA)at 215 McKinley in Great Bend will be hosting its annual come-and-go open house between 6:30 and 8 p.m. on April 3rd. Teachers and staff will be on hand to provide tours of the facility and answer any questions perspective students and parents may have. Refreshments will be provided and served by administrative personnel as well as School Board members and their families.
Jessica Ann Clarke and Christopher James Fox were united in marriage on Aug. 24, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by Pastor James Strasen. The bride is the daughter of Monte and Joan Clarke of Great Bend. The groom is the son of James and Paula Fox of Olathe. Grandparents of the bride are Alene Clarke of Great Bend and the late Darrell Clarke, and the late Joe and Margaret Lewis. Grandparents of the groom are Jim and Connie Collins and Woody and Darlene Boyett, all of Topeka, and the late Robert ...
David and Brenda Roat of Hoisington announce the engagement of their daughter, Doris Jean Roat, to Nicholas Jordan Miller, son of Bill and Melissa Miller of Aurora, Mo.
John and Thea Beckman of Scott City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Dela Beckman, to Jordan Lee Dahlke, son of Cheryl and Jonathan Dahlke. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Beverly and Everett Cunningham of Oakley, the late James E. Noel, Wilma Beckman of Phillipsburg and the late Harold Beckman. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Alice Bednasek of Holyrood and the late Vernon Bednasek and Grace Dahlke of Hutchinson and the late Rev. Victor Dahlke.
Linda Bahr announces the engagement of her daughter, Kristan Bahr to Kyler Connell, son of Mark and Kim Connell. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Gerald Bahr.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Mike Conley hit two free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies grabbed the Western Conference's No. 7 seed away from Dallas by edging the Mavericks 106-105 on Wednesday night in the regular season finale.
WIZARDS 118, CELTICS 102
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' swim team won the Garden City Invitational on Tuesday evening.
NEW YORK - Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber has received a one-year contract extension through the 2018-19 school year after leading the Wildcats to 47 wins in his first two seasons, the most victories by any coach in his first two years in school history.
Cory Blake Chambers, 40, died April 14, 2014 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.
GREAT BEND – Ron "Goose" Zecha, 65, died April 16, 2014 at Diversicare of Larned.
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A federal grand jury in Kansas City returned indictments Wednesday against a Mexican national charged with using false identification documents and identity theft in Barton County, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
Being realistic about your health at any age is the focus of the 2014 Full Circle on Aging, held in Hays at the Messiah Lutheran Church, on Friday, April 25. This event, sponsored in part by K-State Research and Extension, Fort Hays State University and the Northwest Area Agency on Aging, brings together aging experts to help caregivers and individuals alike. With both a public track and a professional track for those involved in the health care industry, Full Circle offers a unique learning opportunity.
Landmark National Bank announces the promotion of Camie Hlavaty to Assistant Vice President. Hlavaty is a retail and mortgage banker in the Great Bend location.
Today I'm sure you have prepared yourself to spend some time listening to our presentations on healthy living. I'm hoping you even learn a thing or two. But don't feel guilty if your eyelids get heavy and your head starts to droop. I won't be offended. Sleeping is as important as eating, drinking, and breathing. But I must warn you, as comic writer Anthony Burgess is quick to point out, "Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore, and you sleep alone!"
As cold winter months give way to prime bicycling weather, USA Cycling anticipates more than 70,000 Americans will take to roadways and pathways by bike this year. In fact, the number of cyclists has increased by 67 percent over the last decade.
The 17th Annual FHSU Foster Grandparent Program Recognition Celebration was held on Thursday, April 10, at the FHSU Memorial Union. Approximately 90 people were in attendance including State Representatives Sue Boldra and Travis Couture-Lovelady, District Representative for Senator Jerry Moran, Margaret Gabelmann and state Silver Hair Legislature representatives from the area as well as Ellis Mayor Lyle Johnston.