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League of Women Voters meeting

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.

July 07, 2013 | | Club News

Nelson — Feist

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Nelson of Otis, announce the engagement of their daughter Melissa Ann Nelson, to Jason Evin Feist, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Feist of Ellinwood and the late Carma Feist.

July 07, 2013 | | Engagements

Pat Stonebraker 71

Pat Stonebraker of Hazleton, Pa. will celebrate her 71st birthday on July 8. She was born on July 8, 1922.

July 07, 2013 | | Birthdays

Cutting —

Tiffany Loving and Daniel Cutting were united in marriage on April 20 in a double ring ceremony officiating by Father Joe Popelka. Parents of the couple are Marty and Karen Loving of Pawnee Rock and Dennis and Carol Cutting of Manhattan. The bride was given in marriage by her father.

July 07, 2013 | | Weddings

Rose 60th

Franklin and Theda (Howell) Rose of Pratt will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 13 at the First United Methodist Church, 600 West Lincoln Avenue in Greensburg. Friends and family are invited.

July 07, 2013 | | Anniversaries

Agricultural flight demonstration underscores benefits and economic impact of unmanned aircraft

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) will have a significant impact on Kansas' precision agriculture industry and overall economy, according to elected officials, academics and industry leaders speaking at a press conference today. U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) joined leaders at Kansas State University and Michael Toscano, president & CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), to launch a flight demonstration of numerous UAS used to enhance the care of crops, livestock, pasture and rangelands. Sen. Moran and Toscano also delivered remarks on the significant economic growth and job creation potential of UAS in Kansas.

July 07, 2013 | | Agriculture

Beaver Express celebrates 70th anniversary

This July marks the 70th anniversary of Beaver Express Service, a premier small package express and LTL motor freight carrier serving Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, and New Mexico. The company has a facility at 910 McKinley in Great Bend.

July 07, 2013 | | Business

Flame Engineering achieves 12 Years With No Loss Time Accidents

Flame Engineering succeeded in achieving 12 Years With No Loss Time Accidents on June 25, 2013. There will be an all company celebration on Friday, July 12th. Management and staff take safety seriously and this accomplishment is a tribute to their commitment. A special celebration luncheon is planned with local and state dignitaries invited to participate. In addition to the outstanding safety record, Flame Engineering is currently recognized by the Kansas Department of Industrial Safety & Health along with OSHA as a SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) company. This recognition was accomplished in October of 2000 and maintained to date.

July 07, 2013 | | Business

Cemetery Board meeting

A special meeting of the Great Bend Cemetery Board will be held at 8 a.m. on Thursday at the north cemetery.

July 07, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Where Did the Wheat Come From?

The wheat harvest is essentially over. While hardly a bumper crop, the area, especially as you move east had fair to very good yields. So how did we end up with a crop in the midst of an exceptional drought? The obvious answer is the precipitation received, especially after the first of the year, but it's a little more complicated than that. Those fields that missed out on the rains, primarily the western half of the area, had miserable yields so the amount of precipitation certainly mattered. What factors allowed many producers to harvest at least average yields?

July 07, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

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.

July 07, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Activities


July 07, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


July 07, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Volunteers in Action News

Now that summer is here, we all look forward to home-grown vegetables and fruit from local growers. These fresh produce items are available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings on the library parking lot and on Thursday evenings during the Summer Street Stroll. Everyone loves fresh vegetables but sometimes the cost added on to regular grocery bills can be prohibitive. The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program can be a solution. This is a new project that has been brought to our area through collaboration between Janel Rose, CDRR Program, Barton County Health Department and Janet Splitter, Executive Director, ElderCare and ...

July 07, 2013 | | Local Life

US spying on Europe

July 07, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

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