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October 06, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Eisenhower School receives Youth Literacy grant

Eisenhower School recently received a $2,000 Youth Literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Organization to support its literacy programs. The grant, prepared by Blythe Porter, Eisenhower School Title I reading teacher, will be used to purchase iPads and an early literacy phonics program to enrich the reading curriculum for students who receive reading support in kindergarten through sixth grade. "These funds will allow us to purchase items that will specifically target the individual reading needs of Eisenhower students who require additional reading support," said Tricia Reiser, principal. Eisenhower School has two literacy support programs that are designed to ...

October 06, 2013 | | Education


Senior Menu

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.

October 06, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Needed: Blue-Collar Horse Sense

Exclusive Excerpt from: "Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty!" by Tom Purcell

October 06, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served Oct. 7 through Oct. 11. 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.

October 06, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Dog for a dog event a success

Landmark National Bank "Dog For A Dog" event was held on Oct. 2 to benefit the Great Bend Humane Society. Approximately $800 was raised. Items were collected that the Humane Society needs on a daily basis such as 30 gallon trash bags, zip lock bags, paper towels, band aids, dog, puppy and cat food. A complete list can be viewed at the display at Landmark National Bank.

October 06, 2013 | | Business


Illegal Immigrant Lobby to Stage National Demand for Amnesty, Work Authorization

On October 5, as part of their ceaseless demand that Congress passes comprehensive immigration reform, illegal aliens and their advocates will hold a National Day of Dignity and Respect. Their goal is to achieve immediate legal status, with work authorization, and eventual citizenship. If successful, at least 11 million aliens would compete with Americans for the handful of available jobs.

October 06, 2013 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Farm Bureau members of Kansas serve on state committees for their farm organization

More than 75 Farm Bureau members of Kansas have taken leadership positions within their farm organization and will serve on the organization's agricultural advisory committees. Members on the eight state ag advisory committees surface commodity-specific issues, discuss solutions and make recommendations to the Kansas Farm Bureau board of directors.

October 06, 2013 | | Agriculture


Migrating caterpillars

In the last two weeks, I have been getting a lot of calls about different types of caterpillars that are migrating into people's yards and gardens, and sometimes even their houses! I will talk about a few of these and try to help you out a little bit if you are also having this problem.

October 06, 2013 | | Agriculture


Commissioner’s Corner

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in March 2010, unscrupulous scammers have been creating ways to take advantage of consumers' uncertainty surrounding the law.

October 06, 2013 | Sandy Praeger | Business


Great Bend Pilot Club Names Knudson Sweetheart of the Year

Pilot International Foundation was established in 1975 to support the community-based work of Pilot Clubs by promoting the awareness and prevention of brain-related disorders, and improving the lives of those affected by such disorders, through education, volunteerism, financial support, and research. Each year, the Great Bend Pilot Club supports the efforts of Pilot International through a multitude of activities.

October 06, 2013 | | Club News


FHSU Homecoming finalists

Ten finalists have been announced for king and queen at this weekend's Fort Hays State University's homecoming. Each FHSU student organization was encouraged to nominate a candidate for homecoming king, queen or both.

October 06, 2013 | | Education


What if Agriculture Shut Down?

Sometime over the last year or so, one of these columns was supposed to focus on the new Farm Bill. Needless to say, that hasn't happened and likely won't for some time to come. One of the casualties of the impasse in Washington going largely unnoticed isn't just the lack of a Farm Bill but as of October 1 there is no authority to continue under the previous one. Adding to the mess for agriculture is the closure of Farm Service Agency offices and most USDA functions. Instead of dwelling on Washington, let's shift the focus ...

October 06, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Mauler promoted at Farmers Bank & Trust

Farmers Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of Sheryl Mauler to Assistant Vice President Securities Administrator. Sheryl began her employment with Farmers Bank on Feb. 21, 2001, as the bank's securities administrator. "Sheryl has been an essential part of the financial services department serving in the role of heading security administration. Sheryl's organizational skills and depth of experience are invaluable in assisting in the oversight and management of the bank's investment portfolio," remarked Steve Dobratz, Chief Financial Officer of the bank. Sheryl has mastered many areas of banking throughout her career. She has prior experience ...

October 06, 2013 | | Business


October is Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month

Living in the wide open spaces of Kansas helps a person appreciate the relatively clean air quality outdoors. But since many people spend a significant amount of time indoors, October is the perfect time to be reminded of indoor air quality.

October 06, 2013 | Donna Krug | Local Life


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January 22, 2016 | | Entertainment


Check It Out!

Teen fiction and nonfiction books that are new to Ellinwood School/Community Library:

January 22, 2016 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


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January 22, 2016 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


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According to ABC News, a growing number of veterinarians work in "fear-free" clinics.

January 22, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Running Backwards

Aaron Yoder, who is the Bethany College track coach has set a world-record for the fastest mile, RUNNING BACKWARDS! He set the record of 5 ...

January 22, 2016 | | Local Sports


Barton drops second straight in Jayhawk play

For the first time this season the Barton men's basketball lost back-to-back games. Courtesy a home loss Wednesday night to Colby the Cougars have ...

January 22, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Community College


Barton split wrestling duals

Being a first year program, the Barton wrestling team is looking for progress. The Cougars showed that for sure Tuesday night at the Barton Gym.

January 22, 2016 | | Community College


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