By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
The Great Bend Beautification Committee recently completed their latest project at the Great Bend Public Library. The upper lawn level on the east side of the library has been beautifully landscaped to include three new bronze statues.
Great Bend, resident Leslie Wrinkle, a nursing major, was named to Oklahoma Baptist University's Dean's Honor Roll for the spring 2011 semester.
Lucas Kocab, 31, was arrested in Medina, Ohio, and charged with "persistent disorderly conduct" after an incident that he attributed to having snorted "bath salts."
Due to varying family circumstances, Father's Day is not a "one size fits all" holiday. Different individuals greet the day with warmth, melancholy, numbness, or anger.
My father worked hard to support six children - to send us to private school, contribute to our college costs and pay for all five of his daughters' weddings.
NEW YORK (AP) - You can't draft a Big Three, and Miami's was beaten in the NBA finals by a Dallas team built almost entirely through trades and free agency.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Holliday hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning that helped the St. Louis Cardinals snap a season-high seven-game skid with a 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Rory McIlroy looked every bit like a U.S. Open champion, even on a course that didn't play like a U.S. Open.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Connor Harrell hit the first College World Series home run in the new TD Ameritrade Park to break a sixth-inning tie and first-time qualifier Vanderbilt defeated North Carolina 7-3 on Saturday.
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - The NFL is investigating the reported investment by at least 25 NFL players in an Alabama casino that has been shut down, a business venture that might have run afoul of league rules.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Swimming, boxing and vigorous workouts in the neighborhood gym had kept Ryan Lilja in good football shape.
Fred W. Becker, 79, died June 16 at Wheatridge Park Care Center, Liberal. He was born July 15, 1931 at Tyro the son of J. W. Alfred & Anna (Prange) Becker.
James R. "Jimmy" Godfrey, 101, died June 17 at Kaye Pogue Hospice Center, Salina. He was born Feb. 1, 1910 at rural Bushton the son of William J. and Rose C. (Finnin) Godfrey.
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.
The following meals will be served March 23 through March 27. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef 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.
A three part "Responsive Discipline" parenting workshop is set to begin soon. The class, led by Donna Krug, Barton County Extension Family & Consumer Science Agent, will be held from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 31, April 7, and 14, at the Barton County Extension Office. Registration is $5 which covers the cost of materials. Program participants will learn why children misbehave and strategies for preventing misbehavior. Call Krug at 793-1910 if you have questions or to register.
The country breathed a collective sigh of relief following Hillary Clinton's masterful press conference last week, held in response to the controversy surrounding her email troubles. "It's all fine. Don't worry about it. We got it covered. Easy peasy lemon squeezy."
The Republican opposition to striking a nuclear deal with Iran puzzled me, until my friend Truman explained that it's exactly like the famous tractor scene from Kevin Bacon's 1984 class movie, "Footloose."
Jeff Davis knew what he was going to do with his life at 5 years old, he said. He was going to drive trucks for a living.
Over the weekend, my seven year old granddaughter, Calyn, excitedly told me, "Grandma, I'm going to join the Walking School Bus when it starts April 1st." "That's wonderful," I replied. It truly is wonderful to see two communities in Barton County, (both Great Bend and Hoisington) adopting this successful program and modeling it to other communities.
Any divorced guy will tell you -- never ever insult the tulips.
In celebration of Ag Day and Ag Month, the agricultural organizations in Kansas partnered together to launch a virtual tour of a dairy farm. The video, which has been posted on the KSRE YouTube channel, features a Kansas dairy farm and can be used as an educational tool for classrooms and organizations statewide.
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