One course agriculture students take is titled "Agriculture In Society", a class mentioned before in this column. This class exposes students to the role agriculture has played in the development of civilization; the way agriculture is viewed in today's society; the challenges agriculture faces now and as it moves forward; and misconceptions the 98% not involved in the production of food, fiber, and fuel have about the industry. A large area of conflict and misconception regards animal agriculture.
Derinda Bussman, Community Service Leader for Bungalow Family and Community Education Unit, reported on the group's work during the past year. "Our shoppers for the Food Bank do a great job of finding bargains and making use of manufacturers's coupons," she said. Local food markets provide much needed foods to the Food Bank.
It is not too late to make an appointment to have RSVP volunteers assist you with Medicare Part D during the open enrollment period that lasts to Dec. 7th. So far we have been able to identify plans that were less expensive for most of the Medicare beneficiaries that we have helped. The savings have varied from $200 to $2,100 annually depending on individual circumstances. Even if you have been satisfied with your current plan, you owe it to yourself to check out the options. Your plan may still be the best one for you but you could also ...
Ryan and Jennifer Flick announce the birth of their daughter, Harper Marilyn Flick, on Sept. 24 in Salina. She weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and was 20 in. long.
Ashley Dyan Roberts and Michael Leo Campbell were united in marriage on Aug. 25 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by Father Don Bedore. Parents of the couple are Ken and Diana Roberts and Bill and Pam Campbell.
Randy and Vernell Major of Hays, announce the engagement of their daughter, Raynell Catherine Major to Aaron Paul Carpenter of Norton, son of Bill and Linda Carpenter of St. John.
Lisa Ann Ille and Joseph Charles Muiller were united in marriage on June 30 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Father John Schmeidler. Parents of the couple are Mark and Linda Ille of Ellinwood and Steve and Michelle Muiller of Lawrence. Grandparents of the bride are the late Andy and Marge Detmer and the late Frank and Hilda Ille. Grandparents of the groom are Barbara Muiller and the late Harold Muiller, Paul and Susie Rios, and John and the late Sue Zemites.
The following meals will be served Nov. 5 through Nov. 9. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
Superintendent's Honor Roll
Brian Kramer was named Pathways Employee of the Month. He has been with Pathways for just a short time, but has already proven his dedication and caring for the clients of Pathways. Brian started as a Direct Support Worker, but was quickly promoted to House Lead based on his work performance. He makes an effort to get to know everything about the clients he helps and works hard to include them in many community activities. He is also very helpful in other houses and works many hours to ensure clients are well cared for.
The Board of Barton County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday. Items on the agenda include the Kansas Association of Counties Conference, distribution of special Alcohol Monies; and request for proposal of 2013 natural gas services;
A beautiful red tsunami swept across America Tuesday night.
Since the temperature dropped down into the 20's last week, the growing season is coming to an end for all plants. With this, your chores for the fall should also be wrapping up for the winter season ahead. So, as fall chores come to a close, I thought I'd give you a few last minute reminders for the season. We are almost at the finish line, so this is just a few last minute reminders to help you have a beautiful lawn, and working lawnmowers this coming spring. Thanks to K-State Research and Extension's Horticulture expert Ward ...
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
The Peter A.R. Unruh and Sarah Boese Unruh Family Reunion was held on Nov. 2, at the First Christian Church in Great Bend. Those in attendance were Dwayne and Janis Deckert, Mary Anne Mull and Don, Brenda, Julietha, and Sarah Jones, all of Great Bend; Kevin and Marsha Reece, Larry Carr and Keith Mull all of Larned; Jeanine Haynes of Salina; and Vera Spencer and Leslie Peters of Wichita.
The Principles of Agriculture Economics class at Barton Community College is currently exploring consumer choices and how they make those choices when selecting foodstuffs at the store. This discussion also includes the direct buyers of crops and livestock off the farm and ranch. It is helpful to remember that while economics is rife with numbers, charts, and statistics, economics is at its core a social science trying to explain and predict human behavior. This week's column explains how these choices made. Next week - how does agriculture respond?