When Stacy Hefley asks people to consider becoming hospice volunteers, she is not surprised when the answer is "no, thank you." But as marketing and volunteer coordinator at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, Hefley believes they may change their minds if they learn more about hospice.
Tom White, owner of Great Bend Refrigeration, 2112 Main, announced that Mike Johnson has joined the company as manager of the residential heating and cooling services. Johnson is a longtime Barton County resident with 39 years of experience in refrigeration, heating and air conditioning.
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A long time ago, "do it yourself" wasn't a marketing mantra for big box hardware stores. It was a way of life. People were adept at fixing things, making things, doing things.
The Kansas Wetlands Education Center, in partnership with the Fort Hays State University's Department of Art and Design's ceramics program, will be hosting a recycling art exhibition beginning next week entitled "Second Nature: Art from Reclaimed Objects," and recycling art workshops in November.
The semester at Barton is now in full swing. Tests have been taken, assignments turned in, and progress is being made. A new class in the Agriculture curriculum, Concepts for Agriculture, is designed to expose our Ag students receiving an AAS instead of an AS degree to materials that they otherwise wouldn't receive. The materials and concepts range from Newton's Laws of Motion to chemistry and hydrology to mathematics, measurements and terminology for agriculture. While great depth isn't possible, students are exposed to materials and concepts useful in future coursework and in their jobs. So what does ...
A new time for the entire family to worship. That's what the Larned church of the Nazarene will be offering on Saturday evenings starting on Sept. 24.
Surrendered Family Ministries invites area youth to attend the See You At The Pole Freedom Youth Rally at 7 p.m. on Sept. 25. Admission is free and it will be held at the Great Bend High School Auditorium. Worship will be led by area youth from different churches in the community.The youth rally will be held prior to See You at The Pole on Sept. 28, to help motivate students to gather together to pray. For more information contact Surrendered Family Ministries at 620-617-1132 or go to www.surrenderedfamilyministries.org
LARNED - In their recent study of Ernest Hemingway's novel, "A Farewell to Arms," Janet Fleske's Larned High School senior English students had the opportunity to interview Vietnam veterans, Dale Brownlee and Ed Crosby, and Jeremy Dutton, who is currently serving in the Reserves as a lieutenant in the Marine Corps.
LARNED - The Imagination Library is coming to Jordaan Memorial Library from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
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HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Military veteran Joshua Price, 26, was arrested after police in a Chicago suburb found child pornography and 1,700 photos of dismembered women on his computer, but at a court hearing, Price explained that his photographs were a necessary escape from war-related trauma.
DODGE CITY - An increase in intensity helped the Great Bend High School varsity tennis team finish in second place, out of eight teams, one point behind first-place Hays on Thursday at the Dodge City Invitational.
HAYS - The Great Bend High School girls' cross country team took second place at the Hays meet on Thursday.
The March 10 Teen Movie Monday at 4 p.m. at the Great Bend Public Library is open to students in grades 7-12.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend has released more information about a robbery reported Saturday morning by a Great Bend resident.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.40.
Larned's Tyler Stelter (10) drives the baseline versus Ellsworth in a 60-50 loss by the Indians. Larned's Aarika Bright (5) puts up a shot in the lane in Ellsworth's 55-37 basketball victory. Larned played Hoisington Tuesday night.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Judy Reed and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Hollywood and Washington: Both entertaining, often boring and far too often irresponsible.
For all those who have spent the last couple of months shoveling out a car, you should know we're at the tail end of awards season. And best be advised to hunker in a bunker wearing a Kevlar overcoat, because gold plated statues are being tossed about like air kisses at a gown fitting. Like clouds of bathroom hair spray during Oscar nominee luncheons. Like jaded eyes at a press screening of "Transformers 4."
The Great Bend High School Speech team placed in 11 events at the Nickerson Speech Tournament. Those placing were Makinna Dykes, Kris Gieck and Ashtin Heath. Ashtin placed in both of her events. Those placing in all of their events and qualifying for the State Speech Championship Tournament in May are Malia Clark, Jesus Sandoval and Carter Sheffield. Carter Sheffield also won the Triathlon Award by placing the highest in all three of his events. He placed 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking, 1st in Serious Solo Acting and 3rd in Impromptu Speaking. The team placed 3rd overall.