Jake Ward of Great Bend and Kim Ward of Ellinwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Ward, to Joseph Broz, son of Pamela Salmans of Hartford City, Ind. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Dean and Judy Sateren of Ellinwood, Mary Ward of Great Bend, and the late Larry Ward. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Nolan and Janice Salmans of Hanston.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Karst will celebrate their 75th anniversary with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 16, at Country Place Living, 259 W. 6th in Hoisington. Hosts for the event will be their daughters and families, Bonita and Merlin Ney and Brenda and Frank Riedl. The couple has six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
This Veteran's Day, I want to thank all of those who have warn the uniform in service to our nation. Every November 11 we come together to honor their service and their sacrifice. And most important, to thank them.
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.
The following meals will be served Nov. 11 through Nov. 15. 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.
With the official dedication of the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center on Oct. 11, Kansas State University's Grain Science Complex added another building, and increased opportunities for customer education, hands-on experience for students and enhanced research capacity.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include approval of Title VI B and Early Childhood flow-through budget; approval of money awarded to the district in the federal E-Rate program; State Board of Education assessment update; Certificates of Merit recipients; Curriculum Day report; Focus EduVation online tutoring update; and project updates for Riley Elementary School HVAC, Great Bend High School track and Great Bend Middle School gym construction.
The City of Great Bend's Community Coordinator, Christina Hayes, will provide an update on promotions being planned for the upcoming holiday season at the November meeting of the League of Women Voters. The luncheon meeting will be held over the noon hour on Nov. 12, in the north room of Montana Mike's, 906 McKinley.
The next few weeks undoubtedly are challenging in many ways. Staying focused on health and wellness during the busy holiday season may seem impossible. Maintaining your body weight can be difficult and studies show that the average person gains between 1-5 pounds during the winter holidays. The "Maintain Don't Gain Challenge" will encourage you to practice habits that are supportive of maintaining your weight while you celebrate a healthy holiday season!