The Kansas Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists (KSCLS) presented awards this month to two Barton Community College students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technology program. Barton's Maria Mayta received the KSCLS "Outstanding Student" plaque for this year. Her classmate Laura Thompson earned the KSCLS "Outstanding Student" scholarship for $500.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present Jim Witter in a musical journey through the '70s featuring the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John. His performance of "The Piano Men" is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone, the last concert of the association's 2010-11 season. The concert is available to concert association members. Full-time students will be admitted to the concert for a $5 donation at the door. The auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m.
Carolyn Cruso, acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and composer, will perform in The Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center this Friday, at 7:30 p.m.
Barton Community College history instructor Linda McCaffery and Dr. Bill Brenner will appear on the KAKE-TV Noon Show at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, to discuss McCaffery's book, "I'm Praying Hard for You," Love Letters to a Death Camp: The World War II Ordeal of Bill and Jo Brenner.
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The Ellinwood VFW Auxiliary held its monthly meeting on April 18. Among the discussions were donations to Kansas Women Veterans, poppy sales, Memorial Day services and a donation of a flag and stand to Horizon, which is a church camp. The newly officers elected are Marlea Callahan, president, Jean Peter, senior vice president, Vada Yarmer, junior vice president, Diane Hill, secretary/treasurer, Lorraine Rickert, chaplain, Ruth Hill, conductress, Vi Eggers, guard, Ruth Hill, historian, Lorraine Rickert, patriotic instructor. Callahan attended the 7th District Convention in Lyons on April 17 with 7th District President Diane Hill.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Great Bend High School, 2027 Morton. Items on the agenda include information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Great Bend High School Principal reported by Tim Friess and other staff members.
AURORA, Colo. - Laura Harrell Arbuckle, 41 of Aurora, Colo., formerly of Larned passed away Saturday, April 23. She was born April 30, 1969, at Pratt, the daughter of Jon and Cheryl Harrell. She graduated from Larned High School in 1987, and later attended Friends University. She married Curtis Arbuckle on Aug. 21, 1991.
The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Mobile Office will be located at the Great Bend Walmart parking lot from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday to assist eligible veterans and family members in obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Such benefits might include service connected disability compensation, improved pension benefits, death pensions, VA health care benefits, education benefits, vocational rehabilitation and much more. The office will be staffed by accredited veteran service representatives trained to provide information and assistance to veterans and family members. Stop by to discuss your potential benefits from ...
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by J.C. Penney, 1500 Kansas Ave, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Jan Westfall and Julie Smith. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Rich and Carol Steiner of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Cindy Ann Steiner to Justin Tracy Keller, son of Jim and Sandy Keller of Marysville.
Lois Kaufman will celebrate her 85th birthday with a social from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 24, at the Galva Christian Church, 400 Northview Road, in Galva. Hosts for the event will be her daughters, Nathalea Stephenson and Karleen Williams.
All Kansas farmers are invited to the Kansas Commodity Classic on Friday, Feb. 6. The Commodity Classic is the annual convention of the Kansas Corn, Wheat and Grain Sorghum Associations, and will take place at the at the Hilton Garden Inn, 410 S 3rd St, Manhattan, Kan., with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. It is free to attend and includes a complimentary breakfast and lunch; however pre-registration is requested.
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.
The following meals will be served Jan. 19 through Jan. 23. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef 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.
Lyles Lashley has received an unbelievable amount of coaching honors in his nearly 20-year career. The most prestigious of them came when he was chosen to be a member of the most recent class to the National Junior College Athletic Association Track and Field Hall of Fame released this past week. He was one of eight people to earn the honor and the only coach in the group.
Starting around Tuesday, Jan. 20, and continuing for three weeks, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will have a field survey team surveying a section of US-281 Highway in Barton County. The survey area will include the section of US-281 highway 600 feet north and 600 feet south of the US-281 bridge over a drainage tributary, located one mile north of the Great Bend city limits. The purpose of the survey is to gather information necessary to create detailed designs for future highway improvements.
Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics announce that Jeremy Howes, MD, is joining the Clara Barton family as a general surgeon at Clara Barton Surgical Services.
The politics of the crude exports issue are confused by a lot of irresponsible reporting. Almost every story on the issue asserts that allowing exports would be politically dangerous because it would supposedly raise prices at the pump, but the claim is never credibly sourced. In fact, every single serious study has found precisely the opposite: allowing crude exports would lower prices at the pump.
With the advent of 2015, there's hope the Obama administration will follow through on its ambitious trade agenda. Leaders on both sides of the Atlantic agree a more open trade partnership makes sense.
There are many exciting things planned for 2015 at Ellinwood School/Community Library. The Smithsonian Exhibit, "Hometown Teams" will begin January 30th with a Chamber Coffee. Be watching for the various activities scheduled with this event.
Elizabeth Warren continues to bedazzle people precisely because she's not running for president. If she were to actually run for president, her power to bedazzle would diminish in a flash. To quote the sage Bob Dylan, "What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big."