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The Rice County Commission on Aging, working in partnership with the Rice County Historical society, is offering a half day workshop on the basics of being on a nonprofit governing board. This course will be led by Sue Elliot, Executive Director of the Rice County Council on Aging and Maggie Carlson, Director/Curator of collections at the Coronado Quivira Museum.
Rod and Pam Smith of Sterling and Mark and Roxie Douglas of Hutchinson announce the engagement of their children, Lydia Smith and Brent Douglas. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Alvin and Delores Grose of Great Bend, Dale and Marlene Smith of Nickerson and Phyllis Salter of Oklahoma. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Charles and Kay German of Hutchinson and the late William and Polly Douglas.
Calvin E. Brady of LaCrosse will celebrated his 96th birthday on Jan. 17.
Loma McAtee of Lyons, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Feb. 5 with a card shower.
Mae K. Weaver will celebrate her 90th birthday with a Come and Go Reception from 1:30 to 3:30 on Feb. 3 at Riverbend Assisted Living, 3820 Broadway in Great Bend. Hosts for the reception are special friends, Derinda Bussman, Teresa Bachand, Mary Sue Schneider and Riverbend Assisted Living.
Hubert J. Steiner will celebrate his 90th birthday on Jan. 31 with a card shower.
Great Bend Middle School announces students who received the Above and Beyond Award for the second nine weeks. The students are nominated by their teachers for going above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The student receives a certificate, and a pizza and pop luncheon with the administrators.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
John Lowe has been named Pathways December Employee of the Month. John has been caring for Pathways clients since 2009. John is a true team player. He will help will all parts of the agency; from maintenance to helping with direct care. He frequently gets call at all hours of the night and on weekends to fix maintenance issues, or help with client behaviors. John always puts the clients first and goes the extra mile to ensure they live in a safe environment.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday for the 2011 Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon honoring Don Halbower, former GBHS principal, and Dan McGovern, a 1960 GBHS graduate who held a variety of high level positions in the administrations of President Reagan and the first President Bush, as well as the California state government.
Theresa Peters has been named ResCare HomeCare December Employee of the Month. Theresa has been caring for the clients of ResCare HomeCare for just a short time, however she came to us with a long history of caring for the elderly. She has proven herself to be a caring, dependable, hard worker. Theresa's clients love having her around because they can count on her to do whatever is needed. They describe her as caring and always there when they need her.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Firefighters in Great Bend have a tradition of supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. On Friday, Aug. 29, firefighters will hold their annual MDA Boot Block, asking the public to fill their boots with donations. They will be at Walmart, both Dillons stores and True Value from 4 to 7 p.m.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about the theft of a bicycle from a bike rack at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St.
Since 1998 it has been prohibited by federal law for states and localities to tax Internet access. This policy, known as the Internet Tax Freedom Act, has been extended three times with broad bipartisan support. But it is set to expire again on November 1, and some Senate Democrats appear willing, this time, to allow it to actually expire if they can't use it to leverage an unrelated tax issue. It's a dangerous game that could cost taxpayers billions of dollars and worsen the digital divide by pricing some lower income Americans off of the Internet entirely.
A Kansas State University veterinarian is cautioning residents of Kansas and surrounding states about a highly contagious viral disease that affects horses and livestock - and can sometimes affect humans.
It takes a special kind of jerk to market fear and exploit public ignorance in the midst of a health emergency - and, sure enough, members of this repellent American subspecies are already flapping their yaps.
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is requesting comments on the FFY 2015-2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) draft document.
Heartland Regional OBGYN, in partnership with Great Bend Regional Hospital, announced the arrival of Dr. Aisha Rush OBGYN to the Great Bend area.
MEXICO CITY– President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday signed into law Mexico's landmark energy reform legislation and announced that his government could name as early as this week the first oil and gas fields that will be opened up to foreign investors.
United States government commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m. Monday at the Great Bend Kansas Department of Children and Families office, 1305 Patton Road. A letter with a home address or a bank statement is required to prove residency. For more information, call Ann Robinson at 620-792-7676.
When every day's news is filled with reports of murders or war atrocities, I never understand why I should be uniquely saddened when a famous person passes away. It sounds heartless, but I find that their absence doesn't affect my life in any significant way. That's why I'm usually left confused by the rituals of communal grief that consume television and social media in the wake of a celebrity's passing.
If you are on social media, you have probably seen friends, politicians, athletes or celebrities recently dump a bucket of ice water over their head. This chilly "challenge" they are doing is the Striking Out ALS: Ice Bucket Challenge, and it is taking over the social media world. The task is a campaign to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also referred to as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.
What would you do with an extra hour each day?
Practice will only get one so far when it comes to music, according to a Swedish study of identical twins that suggests talent may be largely genetic.