A team of Rosewood Services Inc. employees raised nearly $1,500 during this summer's Barton County Relay For Life event, which was held June 8 at the Barton County courthouse square in downtown Great Bend. It was the first year that Rosewood formed a team, which was cause for special recognition by Barton County Relay For Life. Organization representatives Kandi Wolf and Mariann Shook presented a certificate of appreciation to Heart Strong team members on June 28, fittingly at the Rosewood Memorial Garden.
For the third year in a row, Kansas CASA has been chosen to participate in the Walmart Foundation Associates Choice Program.
ABILENE - Duckwall-ALCO Stores Inc. (Nasdaq:DUCK), which specializes in providing products for everyday life in small-town America, announced at its June 27 annual meeting of shareholders that the company's name will officially change to ALCO Stores Inc. An amendment to the Articles of Incorporation was approved at the meeting. ALCO Stores also plans to change its ticker symbol on NASDAQ to "ALCS." Both the name change and the change in ticker symbol will be effective as of July 6.
NEWTON - The Great Bend Braves swept a Class A American Legion doubleheader against Newton on Sunday afternoon after McPherson, which was scheduled to be part of a triangular with Newton and Great Bend, had to back out.
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GREAT BEND -- Helen A. Barraclough, 83, died July 2, 2012 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Jan. 24, 1929, at Birdsboro, Pa., she was the daughter of George and Anna Marie (Swarmer) Fisher. On May 18, 1957, she married Richard Barraclough at Purcell, Okla. He died Feb. 2, 1994. The couple lived in National City, Calif., before moving to Great Bend in 1968, where she held positions as a waitress for Starlite Supper Club, a clerk at K-Mart, and owned Barraclough Liquor Store.
GARDEN CITY - Morgan Ruth Roark, infant, was stillborn on June 30, 2012, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.
WICHITA - Howard K. Sorensen died June 28, 2012. Born in Westbrook, Minn., on April 4, 1918, he was the son of Jim and Janet Sorensen (Rhodes). He was raised by his father and his stepmother, Mable Sorensen, nee Nelsen, his mother having died when he was an infant. In 1941 he married Claire Willis. With Howard's seminary training in Fort Worth, Texas, Memphis, Tenn., and Kansas City, he and Claire served in Baptist churches in Velma, Okla., Basehor, Pawnee City, Neb., Sterling, Hugoton, Pleasant Valley (Wichita), Meade, and Tribune; and in the area ministry for the Kansas Baptist Convention ...
Their combined experience is nearly half a century; they've worked under 17 different principals in six different schools; and they have finely tuned the art of multi-tasking.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis has a left ankle sprain that must be evaluated later this week before he can be cleared to practice with the U.S. team.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Magic say they haven't committed to honoring Dwight Howard's latest trade demand that he be dealt to the Brooklyn Nets.
OMAHA, Neb. - Central Florida basketball player Marcus Jordan, the son of former NBA great Michael Jordan, was arrested in Omaha early Sunday following a disturbance outside a downtown hotel.
TORONTO (AP) - Mike Moustakas snapped out of his slump, and then some.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lamar Odom surveyed the bank of cameras with a practiced eye, subtly adjusting his impeccable suit and tie before stepping back into the spotlight.
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How much would you borrow to buy something that you would never use and might kill you and everyone around you? If we're talking about Uncle Sam's outdated and useless nuclear arsenal, the price tag is $1.1 trillion. A better-and cheaper-idea might be doing what Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan and a host of others wanted to do in the first place: Get rid of nuclear weapons.
Former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently called on the government to force young people to spend two years either "serving" in the military or performing some other type of government-directed "community service." Neoconservative Senator John McCain has introduced legislation creating a mandatory national service program very similar to Reich's proposal. It is not surprising that both a prominent progressive and a leading neocon would support mandatory national service, as this is an issue that has long united authoritarians on the left and right.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumganer took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night's World Series opener.
EMPORIA - The Hoisington High School girls' golf team placed fourth at the Class 3-1A State Golf Tournament on Monday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course.
A much needed win.
Tryouts for the Great Bend Blitz Volleyball Club is set to start on Sunday.
The Great Bend Middle School eighth-grade football team capped off their season by dominating the Hays Falcons for a 44-6 victory.
DODGE CITY - Carol Jeanie (Kennedy) Blazek, 64, died Monday, October 20, 2014 at Western Plains Medical Complex, Dodge City. She was born June 4, 1950 at Russell, the daughter of Gerald L. and Catherine (Nault) Kennedy. A Dodge City resident for the past 40 years, moving from Hoisington, she worked at Sonic Drive In and Wardrobe Cleaners, both in Dodge City, retiring in 2012. She enjoyed crocheting and making poppies for the Veterans.
HOISINGTON - On Sunday Oct. 26, the annual Homecoming at Hoisington Masonic Lodge 331 will be held at 2 p.m. at the Lodge Hall at 2nd and Vine St. in Hoisington.
HAYS - HaysMed was recently recognized with two Excellence through Insight awards for patient experience by HealthStream Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTM). One award recognized the Cardiac Progressive Care Unit (CPCU) in the hospital and the other honored Dr. Michelle Pope in the Pediatric Clinic.
Barton County Young Professionals recently surpassed 600 members, according to Kristy Straub, a founding member of the steering committee.