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USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Tuesday at Park Elementary School. Items on the agenda include a lease agreement for city radio tower. Park Principal Phil Heeke and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Park Elementary School.
The United States Achievement Academy announces that Kaylie M. Doll and Kelsie L. Doll from Great Bend have been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as students of excellence in Athletics and Honor Roll.
Patricia (Pat) Thorson will celebrate her 90th birthday with an Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 26 at Grove Park Club in Ellinwood. Hosts for the event will be her five children, Patty (Rick) Kirkpatrick, Jim Thorson and John Thorson all of Ellinwood, Greg Thorson of Great Bend, and Jeff (Dori) Thorson of Omaha, Neb. She has four grandchildren, Andy (Jen) Kirkpatrick of Ellinwood, Ashley (Derek) Ohl of Manhattan, and TJ LaRocca and Lindsey (AJ) Campbell, all of Omaha, Neb.; and two great-grandchildren Madison Kirkpatrick of Ellinwood, and Oliver Campbell of Omaha, Neb.
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Miller of Claflin announce the engagement of their daughter, Briann Miller, to Travis Ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Ford, of Goddard.
Cathy Brett of Sturgeon, Mo. announces the engagement of her daughter, Kelli L. Brett, to Troy W. Elliott, son of Phil Elliott of Great Bend and Karen and Mike Holloway of Holts Summit, Mo. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Richard Brett.
John Detmer will celebrate his 80th birthday on Feb. 21 with a card shower. Born on Feb. 21, 1932 in the Willowdale area, he is a retired farmer and past owner of EQ Muffler. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. On Sept. 5, 1964 he married Helen Debes. He has four children and three grandchildren, Angela and David Maneth and their daughter Mary of Wichita, Connie and Mark Wagner of Danville, Ind., Cheryl and Wayne Kohl and their children, Jessica and John, of Greeley, Colo., and Al Detmer of Greeley, Colo.
Nex-Tech is pleased to announce that Nathan Brungardt of Great Bend has been selected by the Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED) to attend the Leadership through Learning (LTL) program from April 22 to April 27 in Washington, D. C. Nathan is the son of Dan Brungardt and is a junior at Great Bend High School.
Charles Gustin will celebrate his 80th birthday with a card shower. Cards may be sent to 1976 N.W. 100th Ave., Olmitz, Ks. 67564
The following meals will be served Feb. 20 through Feb. 24. 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.
By Eric Giesing and Dr. Dan Witt
There was joke that made the rounds when Bill Clinton was trying to figure out how to allow gays in the military without upsetting morale. "Gays in the military," the joke went. "Next thing you know they'll want to be interior decorators!" Of course, gays have always served in our military. Now, after long last, they can serve openly, and as it turns out it is no big whoop.
After 13 years of war in Afghanistan - the longest in US history - the US government has achieved no victory. Afghanistan is in chaos and would collapse completely without regular infusions of US money. The war has been a failure, but Washington will not admit it.