Reservations are being taken for pet photos for Christmas, a fundraiser for the Golden Belt Humane Society. Photos will be taken Saturday, Dec. 7, and the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 8, at Riggs Studio in Great Bend. The cost is $20 for two 5 by 7 and four wallet-size photos. Call 620-792-2715 for an appointment.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Cook Once - Eat for a Month," at noon Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free Stop 'N Learn program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Dr. Robin Durrett, DO, will be the guest speaker when the Touched by Cancer support group meets at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Heartland Cancer Center. His topic will be "A Cancer Diagnosis can be a Blessing."
Nine members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 13 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 7 at Arkansas City Middle School. The clubs returned with the highest state award possible. The Kays and Kayettes each received the Gold Award, recognizing their student leadership and service to their school, community, nation and world for the 2012-2013 school year.
The Great Bend Kiwanis Club has been chosen for the 2013 Friends of Scouting award, presented by the Boy Scout Quivira Council Board of Directors. Bill McKown, representing the board, presented a plaque to Kiwanis Club President Becky Dudrey at the Nov. 13 Kiwanis meeting.
Barton Community College theater students will fill the rolls of stage manager, cast member, director and everything in between as they present their annual student production at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 21-22 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
Five community service providers representing nearly 800 people with developmental disabilities from across the state met recently in Great Bend and discussed the upcoming Legislative session. The Alliance for Kansans with Developmental Disabilities includes: Creative Community Living (Winfield, Ark City and El Dorado); Disability Supports of the Great Plains (Hutchinson and McPherson); Easter Seals Capper Foundation (Topeka); Quest Services (Hiawatha); and Rosewood Services, serving the central Kansas area.
Sandra and I were in Lawrence for the state championship of the 5th grade football league this past week-end. The Hoisington team represented themselves and our community very well. I got some really good photographs. It is a special time for these budding athletes who still appreciate a mom's hug and their family support. The coaches donate a huge amount of time and effort for these kids. It is an expensive endeavor to travel as much as is required, and I give a "shout up" to those families that haul, feed and sleep these guys.