When Nita Mohr read a Tribune article about the Ellinwood Quilting Club making 50 "Little Dresses for Africa," she was inspired. Nita and twin sister, Rita Roblyer, regular members of Great Bend Central Baptist Church, Friday Arts and Crafts group, decided that their group could make 200 dresses. Other church members and friends enthusiastically joined the effort to bring hope to girls, "changing lives one little dress at a time." They started transforming gently used pillowcases into simple sundresses. After exhausting their pillowcase supply, the ladies continued making dresses with donated fabric and trims.
Trinity United Methodist Church held a Back to School Block Party on Aug. 28. More than 200 hot dogs were served. The community was especially generous in its response to the coat drive. Coats are being accepted at the church (Broadway and Patton) from 9 a.m.-noon through the end of the week.
Thursday, Sept. 1
FORT LARNED - The Fort Larned National Historic Site will come to life Labor Day weekend.
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LARNED - Four early Pawnee County citizens will be featured in "Talking Tombstones," September 17 at the Larned Cemetery, west 8th Street.
LARNED - There is exciting news for fans of NBC's smash hit reality show "Biggest Loser!"
LARNED -Four Larned High students have been recognized as Student Spotlight winners for August.
There is a dental crisis in Kansas and it is getting worse. To help, the Kansas Dental Association is calling for
New York scent artist Christopher Brosius had made his name with fragrances recalling childhood (such as Clean Baby Butt, Green Bean and Baseball Glove), but felt it was time, according to a report in New York magazine, to approach the next frontier - to make a perfume so exclusive that no one could smell it.
President Obama has nominated Princeton University Professor Alan Krueger to be chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State football fans have stepped up for a third-straight season as athletics officials announced Thursday that all tickets to Saturday's Family Reunion matchup with Eastern Kentucky are sold out.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - With most of the Super Bowl champions' marquee players on the sideline, outside linebacker Vic So'oto likely sealed up his roster spot in the Green Bay Packers' 20-19 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Thursday night's preseason finale.
LIBERAL - The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team opened its season against defending Western Athletic Conference champion Liberal.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Rookie Da'Rel Scott ran a fake punt 65 yards for a touchdown and Derrick Martin returned a fumble 11 yards for a score as the New York Giants rallied for 15 points in the fourth quarter and beat New England 18-17 on Thursday night in the preseason finale for both teams.
Life on the Byway
Professional development workshops to be held
Kenny Lewis' story illustrates the many benefits of a new Sunflower Diversified Services program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Copier bids are on the agenda for the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Board meeting, set for noon Friday, Oct. 10, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
On Monday, Oct. 20, and Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. the Great Bend High School counselors will present information for parents of juniors and seniors concerning life after high school. Topics included: scholarships, college applications, ACT, graduation credits, college visits, FAFSA checklists, Career Cruising, and PEP. The same information will be given each night.
Duck hunting season begins on Saturday, Oct. 11 for the Cheyenne Bottoms area. Duck hunters are invited to stop by the Kansas Wetlands Education Center from 8 a.m. to noon for a free breakfast. Biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice will be served. The breakfast is sponsored by Great Bend Regional Hospital.
ELLINWOOD - The Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the Plains chapter, will meet upstairs at the Wolf Hotel in Ellinwood at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Visitors are welcome. For more information call 620-791-8673.
From pumpkins to monsters, the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., is showing its fall colors this month.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will sponsor a Fall Middle School Dance from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the Great Bend Activity Center, at 2715 18th St., for all Great Bend Middle School students. Admission is $5 with GBMS students ID. No hats will be allowed. Pizza will be available for $1 per slice. Popcorn and water will be provided.
The Model Association of Central Kansas invites the public to its Fun Fly, from 1 p.m. until dusk this Saturday, Oct. 11, at the MACK flying field. The field is located south of the intersection of Patton Road and Railroad Ave. at 114 SW 20 Ave.
Members of the Knights of Columbus Club in Great Bend are asking the public to help them raise funds to pave the parking lot at their club, 723 Main Street, which is used for numerous public events. There will be a fried chicken dinner at the club from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 12. Cost is $10 for a dinner with all the trimmings. There will be free hot dogs for kids 5 and under, and to-go boxes are available.
CIMARRON - Johnna Franks, 65, died Oct. 8, at Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City. Born Nov. 1, 1948, in Independence, she was the daughter of Johnnie and Norma (Marlett) Carroll. She graduated high school in Fredonia. She was a convenience store manager for 30 years. On June 28, 1970, she married Larry Franks in Fredonia. She and Larry moved to Cimarron from Great Bend, and spent the last three years RVing full time. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and playing cards.
LA CROSSE - Viola Mae Yost, 99, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Oct. 7, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born Viola Mae Wimmer on July 25, 1915, in Harlan, she was the daughter of Harvey Lester and Mary Ann Zion Wimmer. She graduated from Portis High School, attended college at York College for two years, then finished her teaching education at Fort Hays State University. She enjoyed a long and successful teaching career to include Alexander (for 31 years), Nekoma, and Heizer. Additionally she served as a substitute teacher for McCracken and La Crosse. She served as ...
The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports stopping an alleged burglary and theft in progress at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.