Joseph L. Lapka Sr., 82, of Great Bend, died Jan. 30 at Cherry Village Nursing Home. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend.
HOISINGTON - Alfred L. Richardson, 74, died Jan. 29 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born June 1, 1936, at Long Island, Kan., he was the son of Herbert and Mae (Lockwood) Richardson. On March 24, 1958, he married Georgia Seigler at Hoisington. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, he worked as a roughneck in the oilfield, and after retiring was an animal control officer in Hoisington and did various other jobs.
Theo M. Bear, 89, died Jan. 30 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Sept. 4, 1921, in Lucas, she was the daughter of Walter O. and Blanche B. (Barr) Nichols. On Sept. 19, 1942 she married Myrl Bear in Junction City. He died Dec. 7, 1996. A resident of Great Bend since 1970, coming from Wichita, she was a bookkeeper at Great Bend Manor and an elementary school teacher in Russell County.
OLMITZ - Tanner Joseph Hlavaty, 7, died Jan. 29 at his home in Olmitz. Born May 8, 2003, in Great Bend, he was the son of Kevin L. and Cambria A. (Bahr) Hlavaty. A lifetime resident of Olmitz, he was a second-grade student at Otis-Bison Elementary School.
The Hoisington community meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight (Monday) at the Activity Center has been postponed. Organizers will announce the rescheduled time at a later date.
Ellinwood Grade School kindergarteners sit in front of a Kansas cake made out of construction paper.
ELLINWOOD - Members of the Ellinwood High School Forensics Team competed at the Smoky Valley High School Invitational on Jan. 29. Though EHS only entered a few students into the 20-team meet, each of Ellinwood's speakers placed in the top six.
The Individual Retirement Account Charitable Rollover, first enacted by Congress in 2006, expired in 2009. However, in the new tax bill signed by President Barack Obama, the IRA Charitable Rollover provision has been extended through 2011. This provision allows individuals 70 1/2 or older to make tax-free gifts of up to $100,000 to qualified charitable organizations, like Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, using funds transferred directly from their traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Middle and High School Bands will be holding the annual Chicken Noodle Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 6 in the Ellinwood High School Commons Area. Please note that this is a change of venue from past years. Tickets may be purchased from any middle or high school band member and will also be available at the door. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-10. Carry-out orders will be available.
There are new books on CD at the Ellinwood Community/School Library. They are:
Roger and Wanda (Kitchen) Plautz will celebrate their 65th anniversary with a family dinner. Hosts for the dinner will be their nieces and nephews.
Mack Holt of Loving, N.M. and Sandra Holt of Denver City, Texas announce the engagement of their daughter, Vickye Marie Holt, to William Christopher Kozlowski, son of Bruce and Stacie Kozlowski of Larned and Ruth Warren of Wichita.
Joe Kaiser of Claflin will celebrate his 95th birthday on Feb. 6 with a card shower.
Kelly and Rhonda Wheeler of Pawnee Rock announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Brown to Michael Richardson, son of Michael and Laurie Richardson of Springfield, Mo. and Tim Whitten and Brenda of Tulsa, Okla.
February may be the shortest month of the year but it is an especially good time to recognize the importance of making lifestyle changes related to heart health. Is it true that you are what you eat? When it comes to heart health, the answer is a resounding "Yes!" Eating the right way is not about dieting, which is really a temporary change in your eating habits to lose a few pounds; it is about making better choices every day so that they become second nature.
Sterling College named Rebecca E. Oberle of Claflin, to the Dean's Honor Roll for the fall 2013 semester. To earn this honor, students must have a gpa of 3.50 or better in at least 12 credits of residential work or 10 credits for Sterling College Online students. Oberle was one of 207 who earned this honor.
A key concept taught in any economics class is the difference between an economic and a noneconomic good. The difference involves scarcity. In fact a concise definition of economics is "The study of the allocation of scarce resources between competing ends." Scarcity is simply defined as the amount of something that is available compared to the demand for that something. Any scarce good has economic value and the scarcer the good the greater that value is. And shortages of a good or resource increases its value. Many of us have seen this reflected in the prices paid when purchasing food ...