USD 495 calendar
Sunday, Oct. 30
Activities Oct. 30-Nov. 5
LARNED - The Jordaan Memorial Library will close at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 for Halloween. Come in early if you need a spooky book for the evening.
By Jim Misunas
NEWTON - Thelma M. Hurst, 80, died October 30, 2011 at Newton Medical Center.
LARNED - Thelma Wandalee "Wanda" Nelson, 81, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, was called from this earth on Oct. 29, 2011 due to congestive heart failure.
ELLINWOOD - Ruby L. North, 82, died October, 30, 2011 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
GREAT BEND - LaVina Grace Juergensen, 88, died October. 31, 2011 at her loving daughter's home in Great Bend.
First the Barton Community College Trustees went paperless with laptop computers, and now they are switching to iPads for board communications. IPad orientation and training is on the agenda for this month's board study session, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.
Two women were injured when a car collided with a pickup at 10:05 a.m. Monday at K-96 and Broadway. According to Great Bend Police Sgt. Gary Davis, a Cadillac driven by Lynn Officer was northbound on K-96 and struck the Ford pickup driven by Charles Bellinger, who was driving east on Broadway.
Great Bend Police officer Brian Dougherty will provide an update on street drugs in the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Stop 'N Learn. The free one-hour program will be presented at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and again at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Heartland Cancer Center's Touched by Cancer Group will hold a sharing meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, and a Thanksgiving sharing meeting at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the center, 204 Cleveland St. Group meetings and activities are open to individuals currently fighting the disease, cancer survivors, or families and friends of those involved in all phases of the fight with cancer.
Kansas Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan will visit Great Bend on Tuesday as party of his listening tour on Kansas' tax policy. This program is set for 8 a.m. in the Spray-Holt Family Board Room of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development office at 1125 Williams St. This meeting for chamber members is open to any Kansas citizen who would like to provide input and get questions answered on the state's tax policy. Coffee and donuts will be provided.
PITTSBURGH - Ben Roethlisberger passed for 365 yards and two touchdowns as the Pittsburgh Steelers finally found a way to beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 25-17 on Sunday.
The following meals will be served April 7 through April 11. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
State Conservationist Eric B. Banks for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the extension of the cutoff date to April 18, for the Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI). Even though CCPI is no longer a program under the 2014 Farm Bill, NRCS will honor existing CCPI agreements through fiscal year 2014. The CCPI provides financial and technical assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to owners and operators of agricultural land and nonindustrial private forestlands.
It was April Fool's Day, but it certainly was no joke when Shelly Post and Kayci (Scott) Strickland learned that they have been named as USD 428 teachers of the year for the 2014-15 school year.
Randy Parsons, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has been honored as a member of the company's 2013 International Sterling Society. This distinguished membership is awarded to the Top 16 percent of the approximately 82,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.
The registration date for the annual Hard Winter Wheat Quality Tour is coming up soon. The tour, sponsored by the Wheat Quality Council, assesses the condition and yield potential of the hard winter wheat crop across the state of Kansas.
Today Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) released the schedule for his Barton County Town Hall. He is continuing the tradition of visiting each of the District's 63 counties each year. So far, Representative Huelskamp has completed 221 town halls during his time in office.
There has been a great deal of activity this year in Topeka on a variety of environmental issues. Three receiving press are the status of the Greater Prairie Chicken, the possible abolition of the State's Conservation Plan, and the repeal of the standards mandating how much energy in Kansas should come from renewable sources. These as well as other issues have provoked strong reactions on both sides of the spectrum and sometimes resulted in rather unusual coalitions. The issue under discussion this week isn't which side is right or wrong but how these issues are viewed.
Watching the president doing his ObamaCare victory lap in the Rose Garden the other day made me feel so sick to my stomach I had to call my doctor.
The Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland's inaugural Thin Mint Sprint 5K and Cookie Relay on April 12 is a unique event attracting hundreds of people to Wichita in support of Girl Scouts across the state.
He's the GOP's emerging conservative "rock star" who sets the base on fire. But can he go the distance? Is it realistic to think that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul can really get the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination and usher in a new GOP era in more ways than one? Or does he have too much political hubris -- some of it from his father?