The Great Bend City Slickers 4-H Club met on Oct. 10 at the Presbyterian Church. Thirteen members, two leaders, nine parents and three guests were present. New officers elected were: Josh Crawford-President; Caleb Maneth-Vice-president; Haley Hicks-Secretary; Parker Scheck-Treasurer;Audrey Likes-Reporter; and Stephen Crawford and Nicole Rziha-Song Leaders. Stephen Crawford gave a demonstration and Parker Scheck gave a talk.
The Barton Community College Foundation presents scholarships each year from funds received through its fundraising events, endowments and annual scholarship gifts. For the 2013-14 academic year, the Foundation has selected the following students for scholarship offers:
Thomas and Marie Feist will celebrate their 50th anniversary at 10 a.m. on Nov. 10, with a mass at St. Rose Church followed by a family lunch at the Highland Hotel. Friends are invited from 1 to 3 p.m. to congratulate the couple. No gifts are requested.
Erin Renee Schneider and Wells Rhys Unruh were united in marriage on Oct. 5 at South Park in Lawrence in a ceremony officiated by Julie D'Auteuil. The bride is the daughter of Norbert and Terry Schneider of Hoisington. The groom is the son of Scott Unruh of Atchison and Terry Singer of Garnett. The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Donald Bowsher will celebrate his 90th birthday on Nov. 7 with a card shower. Married to his wife Twila for 60 years, he has two sons, Keith of Lawrence and Mark and wife Marg of Richmond, Texas; and two grandchildren, Kevin of Los Alamitos, Calif. and Lindsey Bailey of Sugarland Texas.
The Great Bend Saddle Club held its annual Silly Chili Play Day on Oct. 27 for members and the public. A costume contest for participants and/or their horses was held. Winners in the children's division were: 1st- Olivia Keller, 2nd- Justice Keller, 3rd- Samantha Ledesma. In the adult division, winners were 1st- Julie Keller, 2nd- Judy Demel, 3rd- Wanda Schroeder. Following the costume contest were trail, poles and flag relay games. Prizes for the day were donated by Great Bend Coop, Countryside Veterinary, The Boot doctor, High Call Outfitters and O'Reilly Automotive. Chili and desserts were served.
Dean and Judy Sateren of Ellinwood will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Nov. 9 with a card shower. A family dinner is planned for a later date. The couple has three children, Kim Ward of Ellinwood, Jodi Schriner of Granbury, Texas, and Rick and Debbie Sateren of Great Bend; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.
American Buildings Company (ABC), a leading domestic and international manufacturer and marketer of high-quality metal building systems for industrial, commercial, and institutional construction markets, announced today the addition of Joiner Construction, Inc to its national network of Builders.