Bonnie Leora Evitt, 87, died Aug. 27, 2013, at Sunshine Meadows Nursing Home, Buhler. She was born Jan. 31, 1926, in Joplin, Mo. to Clarence and Verda Jeanette Webster Shelton. She was a machinist at Cessna.
Individuals who have the basics of the popular spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel down can take that knowledge to the next level through Barton Community College's Advanced Excel Workshop, from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 18 through Oct. 23 at the Center For Adult Education, 1025 Main St., Great Bend.
Barton Community College and the Center for Adult Education will be closed and there will be no classes in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Tuesday.
TOPEKA – Extreme drought conditions continue for western Kansas while central and eastern counties see improvement. This has led Governor Sam Brownback to update the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with an Executive Order 13-02 today. For the first time since July 2012 conditions have improved enough to remove or decrease the emergency drought status for some Kansas counties.
Food and entertainment are on the menu again for the annual Sunflower Diversified Services pancake dinner. Tickets are now available for the event, which is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Prince of Peace Parish Center, 4100 Broadway, Great Bend.
The annual Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area information night is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, northeast of Great Bend on Highway K-156, in the southeast portion of the wildlife area. Current conditions, fall flight forecast, summer work accomplishments, changes resulting from the recent drought and planned hunting season conditions will be presented.