Lee Borck, Chairman of Innovative Livestock Services, Inc. was inducted into the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame in Denver on June 30th. Mr. Borck was recognized for developing innovative business models that add value to feeding cattle while satisfying the needs of the consumer. His feed yards and associated business ventures are meeting consumer demand through greater accountability in the areas of food safety, animal care and sustainable cattle production.
Eugene Grizzell of Macksville, will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 24 at the VIP Senior Citizens Center, 302 N. Main Street in Macksville. No gifts are requested.
Lavina Hanks Hurst and Joe Hanks will celebrate their 80th birthdays with an open house, hosted by their children, from 2 to 7 p.m. on July 23 at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Refreshments will be provided.
When Becky Mooney, LPN, was given the ball and asked to run with it, her goal line was a program that provides immunizations to eligible families at no cost. The result is participation in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program at St. Joseph Family Medicine (SJFM).
Frieda Karst will celebrate her 90th birthday on July 26 with a card shower. Cards may be sent to her at 1238 N. Brooks, Russell, KS 67665.
Don and Lucille Davis of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 24 at the Front Door, 1615 10th. Hosts for the event will be their children, Jeff and Margo Davis of Ottawa, Dawn and Scott Sisson and Jami and Kyle Reed, all of Great Bend. They have eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Clay and Amy Delaney of Hutchinson announce the birth of their daughter, Adilynn Leigh Delaney, on April 26 at Promise Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 in. long.
The game was kickball, not baseball, but it was still a hit for Rosewood Services Inc. More than 80 staff, clients, volunteers and fans participated in the evening event June 17, held at Great Bend Middle School. The inaugural event focuses on camaraderie through competition, and was organized by Rosewood employees Amanda Fellers and Erika Julian, explained Activity Coordinator Jennifer Stoddard.
On May 23, Credit Union of America (CUA) named Lana Dietz Assistant Manager of the Great Bend branch. Dietz will assist Kelly Higgins, Branch Manager, in all operations of the facility, ensuring organizational, financial, and service goals are met. She will also underwrite consumer and real estate loans at the Great Bend location.
Bob Thurman, Credit Union of America President, announced this week, "The Boards of Directors from both Credit Union of America and First Choice Credit Union have signed letters of intent to merge the two credit unions into one financial cooperative under the Credit Union of America name. Both credit unions are financially strong and committed to excellence in service to their memberships."
By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
USD 428 is hosting a meeting for substitute teachers at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road.
On July 2, Boy Scouts of America Troop 149 held a celebration for being chartered with the Boy Scouts for 25 years and to recognize its two newest Eagle Scouts. It was also to induct new Scoutmaster Dr. Chris Koster, as the past Scoutmaster Ken Edgett stepped down after serving in that role for the last 20 years. Trinity United Methodist Church in Great Bend has been the sponsoring organization of the troop since it started in 1986.
Laura Patzner, Executive Director of the Family Crisis Center, accepts a check from Pam Chambers, Administrator of Great Bend Regional Hospital on behalf of Human (e) Motion the run-bike-walk event held June 18th at the hospital. All proceeds from the event went to the Family Crisis Center to support their agency needs.
Sixty-five is the magic age, the age when most people can retire. But they don't retire, just resting on their owns laurels.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.