The annual Sunflower Diversified Services pancake dinner promises to offer good food and entertainment for everyone who attends, said Connie Oetken, director of development. The event is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Prince of Peace Parish Center, 4100 Broadway.
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A jury trial for Shawn Ney, the Barton County man accused of shooting his estranged wife and fatally shooting Steven Calderwood with a shotgun last summer, is set to begin Jan. 9, 2012, in Barton County District Court. Ney, 33, is charged with the first-degree murder of Calderwood, and for attempted first-degree murder of Sarah Ney, on July 10, 2010. He is also charged with aggravated burglary, a charge that was added because he allegedly forced his way into the house at 48 NE 20 Road to commit those crimes.
Ronnie Drees and Denis Lutz were united in marriage on Aug. 5, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Great Bend, in a ceremony co-presided by the Rev. Reginald Urban and the Rev. Bill Johnson. The bride is the daughter of the late John and Veronica Boor. The groom is the
When Nita Mohr read a Tribune article about the Ellinwood Quilting Club making 50 "Little Dresses for Africa," she was inspired. Nita and twin sister, Rita Roblyer, regular members of Great Bend Central Baptist Church, Friday Arts and Crafts group, decided that their group could make 200 dresses. Other church members and friends enthusiastically joined the effort to bring hope to girls, "changing lives one little dress at a time." They started transforming gently used pillowcases into simple sundresses. After exhausting their pillowcase supply, the ladies continued making dresses with donated fabric and trims.
Trinity United Methodist Church held a Back to School Block Party on Aug. 28. More than 200 hot dogs were served. The community was especially generous in its response to the coat drive. Coats are being accepted at the church (Broadway and Patton) from 9 a.m.-noon through the end of the week.
Thursday, Sept. 1
FORT LARNED - The Fort Larned National Historic Site will come to life Labor Day weekend.
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LARNED - Four early Pawnee County citizens will be featured in "Talking Tombstones," September 17 at the Larned Cemetery, west 8th Street.
LARNED - There is exciting news for fans of NBC's smash hit reality show "Biggest Loser!"
LARNED -Four Larned High students have been recognized as Student Spotlight winners for August.
There is a dental crisis in Kansas and it is getting worse. To help, the Kansas Dental Association is calling for
New York scent artist Christopher Brosius had made his name with fragrances recalling childhood (such as Clean Baby Butt, Green Bean and Baseball Glove), but felt it was time, according to a report in New York magazine, to approach the next frontier - to make a perfume so exclusive that no one could smell it.
President Obama has nominated Princeton University Professor Alan Krueger to be chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors.
Barton and Pawnee county employers now have access to a new program at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center designed to help their bottom line and encourage preventive health care for their employees.
Brandi Demel, R.N., has been setting the stage for the rollout of a new program that will help local and area residents find the resources they need for a healthier life.
First United Methodist Church will offer Paws-4-Praise this Sunday, Aug. 10, at Veterans Memorial Park. It will be followed by a worship service and community picnic.
Author Kris Goertzen from Hutchinson will be the featured speaker at "A Reflection of Christ," a conference for women and teens. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Perkins Party Room, 2920 10th St., Great Bend.
CLAY CENTER – Almost weekly news stories appear promoting gay rights. Currently 19 states have legalized same sex marriage while 31 states have traditional marriage laws on the books. Additionally, President Obama has issued various executive orders furthering the equality of gays. All this has made the gay issue a topic for public discussion. It is not just a religious, political or social issue anymore. It is regularly in the news and impacting many Americans on some level.
On Saturday Aug. 23 Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway Ave., Great Bend, will hold its first session in its spiritual formation classes, SpiritLife, for the fall semester. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the last class will conclude at 3 p.m.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend, or immediately following the canvassing the Tuesday, Aug. 5, primary ballots. The agenda includes the 2013 audit report, the introduction of the new Health Director Shelly Shneider and the booking fee for the Barton County Detention Facility.
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Ah, summer. What a great time for boys to read "The Dangerous Book for Boys."
Let's wave bye-bye to July with a thigh-slapping salute to Curt Clawson, the tea party's latest contribution to the U.S. Congress. Rarely has a Republican white guy evinced such cluelessness about Americans of a different race.