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.
Mike and Renee Walker announce the birth of their son, Roman Clark Walker, on June 5 in Portland, Ore. He weighed 6 lbs. 3 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long.
Richard Barton-Rahn of Colby and Cathy Rhan of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Sabrina Suzanne Rhan, to Darren Clay Doonan, son of Warren and Jeanne Doonan of Hoisington. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of William and Ann Olivey of Las Vegas, Nev. and the late Richard and Katherine Rhan. The prospective groom is the grandson of Wendall and Mary Jane Doonan and the late Margy Marmie.
The public is invited to an Open House by the Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce from 7 to 9 p.m, on Wednesday, to celebrate the Kansans Tell Their Stories Exhibit, currently on display at the Flying Pig Studio & Gallery in downtown Lucas.
Tom and Mary Lou Ruble announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Ruble, to BJ Horton, son of Barry Horton of Timpson, Texas and Anita Horton and Jeff Overhouse of Jersey Village, Texas.
Jerry and Marcy Sieker of Ellinwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelci Kay Sieker, to Kevin Daniel Hall, son of Steve and Marilyn Hall of Garfield.
Bill and Delphine Hickey of Hoisington will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 27 at the next door south of the Tap Room in Hoisington. Hosts for the event will be their children, Dale Hickey of Ellis, Diane and Mike Harmon of Hoisington, Debbie and Stacy Reed and Dorothy and Alan Schwartz of Burlington; their 10 grandchildren; and great-granddaughter.
With financial support from Golden Belt Community Foundation, Credit Union of America, various donations from many other individuals and organizations, Salvation Army of Barton County has supplied over 400 backpacks to students of Barton County this year. The backpacks were packed with school supplies at Simpson Hall, courtesy of the Meyers Chapel AME Church. Volunteers from the Presbyterian Church packed the backpacks and young men from Morton House assisted in hauling the completed backpacks from Meyers Chapel to the Salvation Army Family store where, on Aug. 11, 12 and 13, the majority of the backpacks were distributed.
Dr. Victor L. Martin
Adrian J. Polansky, State Executive Director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Kansas, reminds producers that Sept. 1, is the application closing date for certain crops under the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). Crops eligible for NAP benefits are limited to those not insurable in the county and are produced for food or fiber.
The Russell Area Chamber of Commerce will be having a ribbon cutting for Tumbleweed Mobile Veterinary Services at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, at the Chamber office, 507 N. Main. Help Erica Daniels celebrate the opening of her new veterinary business and visit with her about everything she has to offer.
Barton Community College has named 230 students to the Dean's List for the spring 2011 semester.
MUNJOR - Mary Ann Gross, 74, died Feb. 22, at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Aug. 21, 1939, in Hays, she was the daughter of Ignatius and Irene (Werth) Koerner. On April 18, 1959, she married Wilbert Gross in Hays. She was a former licensed hairdresser and spent many years as a homemaker. She loved family gatherings with her children and grandchildren and the special trips she took with the love of her life, Wilbert.
Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Morell Funeral Home in Larned.