HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? The George W. Bush Presidential Library opened at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Thursday. It's a fitting tribute to all he got done as president. The library promises to be a repository of the world's largest collection of books about brush-clearing. The Bible mini-series that aired on the History Channel will be re-edited into a three-hour movie and released. Theater owners are wary about booking it. ...
Welcome Inn What Nots Activities April 28-May 4 Free Yoga Class - Monday 11 a.m. A 30-minute class taught by Jill Hutchins, certified instructor. Paraffin Spa - Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 a.m. Makes your hands feel great under the supervision of Byron Stilts. Coffee Time - Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Bring food to share or just show up. Welcome Inn Board Meeting - Wednesday 12:45 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Mexican Train (dominoes) game. Every ...
When James French became the last person to be executed in 1966 under Oklahoma's death penalty law, he uttered these famous last words (no joke) that quickly belong to the ages: "Hey fellas," he shouted to reporters there to witness his electrocution. "How about this for a headline for tomorrow's paper? 'French Fries!'"
Dear Editor, Yet another reason why we should ban high-capacity magazines is found in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The answer to whether or not a ban on high-capacity magazines will work is found in United States Statutes at Large 1236, enacted by the 73rd Congress. Investigators found 10 spent or partially spent 30-round capacity magazines at Sandy Hook and 154 spent .223 casings. They estimated these rounds were fired in less ...
By Dave Ranney KHI News Service TOPEKA - Britta Lucas' fiancé, Steven Piersee, has been enrolled in the state's Sexual Predator Treatment Program for almost four years. The Lawrence woman said the program wasn't helping him. "They're treated as though they are cattle," Lucas said, referring to the program's 220 residents in Kansas. "There is no treatment program." Lucas was among those who testified Monday before a state task force charged with coming up with ...
NEW YORK - More than 2½ tons of linemen, five trades, one quarterback and no Manti Te'o.
NEW YORK (AP) - EJ Manuel told himself he wasn't going to cry. But then he heard his name called and thought about all his family has gone through to get to this moment, when the Florida State star became the first quarterback picked in this year's NFL draft. His mother, Jackie, is in remission from breast cancer, he said. She's still undergoing radiation therapy but is back at work. "Her hair is growing back; ...
NEW YORK - Short on glam, slim on glitter and no sign of Manti Te'o, the NFL draft was still a solid B-plus.
Thursday, April 25 1, Oakland traded its first-round pick (No. 3) to Miami for the Dolphins' first- (No. 12) and second-round (No. 42) picks. Miami selected Dion Jordan, de, Oregon. Oakland selected D.J. Hayden, db, Houston and (No. 42). 2, Buffalo traded its first- (No. 8) and third-round (No. 71) picks to St. Louis for the Rams' first- (No. 16); second- (No. 46); third- (No. 78) and seventh-round (No. 222) picks. St. Louis selected Tavon ...
CHICAGO - Every play near the basket looked like a traffic accident. There were long scoreless stretches. Shooting from outside was a dicey proposition.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School softball team dropped hits all over the place in Game 1 of a doubleheader against Western Athletic Conference foe Garden City on Thursday.
MILWAUKEE - The Miami Heat's latest spurt might have run the Milwaukee Bucks right out of the playoffs.
EL DORADO - Facing a tall task, the Barton Community College softball team fell to No. 1-ranked Butler 11-0 and 8-0 on Thursday.
Abused and neglected children know what it's like to feel unnoticed. When these kids are also in the foster care system, it often becomes a way of life. This summer, faith-based Royal Family Kids Camp will open its first camp for western Kansas' abused and neglected foster kids, as a way to show them that there are others who see them and care about their lives.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The Larned State Hospital marathon team captured second place among the 15 entries in the Government Agency Division of the 13th Annual Oklahoma City Marathon.
The Larned High forensics team competed at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina May 4 for the Class 4A state speech festival. From left, Abby Ayre, Rachael Herter, Michael Wysong, Shealon Calkins, Alex Lessard, Samantha Harter and (not pictured) Jacey Bishop. Earning one ratings were Michael Wysong, poetry; Rachael Herter and Jacey Bishop, IDA; Jacey Bishop, prose. Earning two ratings were Abby Ayre, poetry; Samantha Harter, humorous solo; Alex Lessard and Shealon Calkins, IDA.
Activities Week of May 12-18
May 13-18, 2013
Army Reserve Spec. Tiffany J. Hekele has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
The Barton County team of Ryan Kohman, Parker Smith, Katelyn Reh and Lake Lyman placed 2nd in the state at the recent State 4-H Air Rifle Competition. The 4-H Shooting Sports Program uses the skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders to attain knowledge and develop essential life skills.
The Kansas 911 Coordinating Council and the Kansas Adjutant General's Department have selected Scott Ekberg as the Kansas 911 liaison. Ekberg will begin his duties May 13th.
The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered is pleased to announce Brian Staats as the firm's new Managing Partner, effective May 1st.
Louise Gunn will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 18 at the First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be her children, grandchildren and their families. No gifts are requested.
Richard L. Ahlvers will celebrate his 80th birthday with an Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 19 at 37 NW 48 Road in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be his children, Alicia Ahlvers and Richelle Ahlvers Dolphin and husband Wade.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, May 14, at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 Patton road. Items on the agenda include approval of 7-12 English Language Arts resource adoption; options for replacement of current HVAC system at Riley Elementary School; approval of FBLA trip to Anaheim, Calif. for national competition; approval to alter summer hours at the District Education Center; approval of sign purchase by Lincoln School PTO; approval to renew ...
Timothy and Amy Frieb recently presented the Hoisington Boy Scout/Cub Scout Troop 7130 with a $2,500 FOCUS grant through Fontanelle Hybrids.