Welcome to another edition of Marsh Musings. This week we will be writing about one of our most recent adventures in Cheyenne Bottoms. Dr. Witt, along with trusty "Queen Smooch," took me duck hunting for the very first time, and what a special experience it was.
Children of Barton County living with cancer will benefit from a new fundraiser hosted by Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation. The organization has announced that a Shrimp Boil will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall. The evening will kick off with a social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with live music provided by Tony Rubio and friends.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington Main Street, Inc.'s (HMSI) Board of Directors has approved a $10,000 loan to Kindscher's Mule Barn from its local Revolving Loan Fund. Kindscher's Mule Barn will be opening March 1, 2012 and will provide a variety of products including animal care, lawn and garden, tools, hardware, plumbing, electrical, farm supplies, automotive, paint and cleaning supplies. The business will open in the building Duckwall previously occupied.
Great Bend Regional Hospital provided a financial donation to Sunflower Diversified Services Inc., for the Invest in Kids Programs.
The mini-grants recently awarded by the Foundation at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center were earmarked for a variety of needs. The grant total came to $8,973 for four different areas of St. Rose.
Holiday menus for parties and dinners can seem like landmines for those with diabetes. They know the season is chock full of goodies that can wreck their diets.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present the Water Coolers, an award-winning musical comedy troupe, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples recreational bodies of water for blue-green algae when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom. When harmful algal blooms are present, KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), responds by informing the public of these conditions.
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Instrumentalist Ed Huffman ("Sanctified Sax") of Maize and bass soloist David Arasmith of Topeka will perform a concert of gospel music and message at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st Street in Great Bend. The public is invited.
At 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, American Baptist International Missionary in Laos and Thailand, Matt Mann, will talk about his work among street children who are victims of human trafficking. The service will take place at Central Baptist Church, corner of Lakin and Harrison. Human Trafficking is an urgent issue that many churches around the world are fighting. Human Trafficking plagues our own country as well. Matt is a second generational missionary whose parents served in Thailand since 1959. Matt's brother, Mike, also serves as a missionary in Thailand in tribal economic development. Come and learn what we ...
A Hoisington Middle School student, Kylie Crawford, has made the middle school district honor band. She will be traveling to Dodge City on Nov. 5 to perform in the KMEA Southwest District Middle School Honor Band.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital auxiliary will have its annual memorial Christmas ornaments for sale to benefit CBH. Memorials will be accepted from Oct. 1. through Nov. 30.
HOISINGTON - An Open House will be held at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington on Sunday, Aug. 31 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
A fierce rash on the boy's flushed face was Tim Walker's first clue his student was stressed.
Just for fun, Google this question: "Can I change my spouse?"
Kari Bruffett, secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, spent Friday morning touring the multiple locations that comprise Rosewood Services.
Barton County Historical Society will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 in the main museum. There will be a catered meal and social hour for members and potential members. Reservations must be made by Friday, Aug. 15 by calling the museum, 620-793-5125, or emiling email@example.com. The cost of the meal will be $9.50, payable at the door. It will include pulled beef and pork, potato salad, vegetables and more served by Tom Burns.
The Barton Community College Library will host "Librarypalooza" from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 on campus.
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Amy Sue Russell 1966 - 2014
HUTCHINSON - Billie Louise Messick Williams, 83, died Aug. 10, at Hester Care Center. Born Dec. 27, 1930, in Winfield, she was the daughter of Lee and Sally LeRoy True. She was a 1956 graduate of Raymond High School. On Aug. 27, 1947, she married Donald F. "Pete" Messick in Tribune. He died Sept. 18, 1994. Then on Sept. 12, 1998, she married Robert Stanley Williams in Hutchinson. He died Aug. 10, 2013.
CHASE - Donald Mark Oberle Sr., 66, passed away Aug. 11, at his home in Chase. Born July 3, 1948, in Great Bend, he was the son of George J. and Florentine L. (Kimpler) Oberle. A lifelong resident of Chase, he was a pipe-liner in the petroleum industry. On Dec. 23, 2002, he married Debbie (Gilley) in Great Bend. She survives of the home.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the First Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Cindy Parr and Candace Moeder. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Happy Tuesday, everybody, and God Bless America.
It is said that Americans don't like titles.
PITTSBURGH - Travis Snider hit two home runs, and Starling Marte drove in three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates coasted to a 11-6 win against the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.