"The Bookseller of Kabul" by Asne Seierstad is the portrait of a proud man who, through three decades and successive repressive regimes, heroically braved persecution to bring books to the people of Kabul. For three months the blonde blue eyed author trailed the members of the Khan family and has produced a disturbing picture of life under fundamental Islam. It is also the picture of a nation in the midst of a cultural crisis. She also wore a burka and describes what it is like to go about fluttering, billowing, half-suffocated and half-blind. "The Bookseller of Kabul" is a story ...
The 20th Annual Last Chance Golf Tournament will be held on Oct. 17 at the Larned Country Club. Registration will be from 8:30 to 9 a.m. with a 9:15 a.m. Shotgun start. Cost for the 4-person scramble will be $180 per team. To register call 620-285-6916 or 800-747-6919, or mail entry fee to 502 Broadway, Larned, Ks. 67550. Tournament is limited to the first 20 teams.
The Cemetery Board will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Great Bend Cemetery Office.
The Great Bend Board of Realtors will meet at noon on Thursday for their business meeting and lunch. Reports to consist of Curb Appeal selection, proposed budget, discussion, announcements. Scheduled speaker will be Tom Vernon, Superintendant of schools.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
It's should be called the law of unintended consequences, and Congress should learn to abide by it, taking enough time to discover whether the road they choose to follow is smooth or filled with ruts.
Driver Bryan Parslow, 19, injured himself and three passengers when he crashed into a tree near Wheatland, N.Y.
TORONTO (AP) - The New York Yankees clinched their 15th postseason berth in the last 16 years and CC Sabathia got his 21st win of the season, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday night.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - George Blanda, who played longer than anyone in pro football history and racked up the most points in a career that spanned four decades, mostly with the Chicago Bears and Oakland Raiders, died Monday. He was 83.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs seem eager to stay that way.
WICHITA - A Rice County man has pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Tuesday.
Gerald D. Krug, 68, of Great Bend, died Sept. 27 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. He was born Feb. 27, 1942, at Great Bend, the son of Edward and Helen V. (Brack) Krug. He married Marlies Pütz on April 13, 1968, at Memphis, Ark. A lifetime Barton County resident, he was owner and operator of E&E Glass and Gifts, Great Bend.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is now accepting enrollment for the fall programs.
Auditions for the first show in Great Bend Community Theatre's 2010-2011 season will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave., said K.B. Bell, GBCT publicity chairman.
Stan Jantz of Hoisington was honored Saturday by being presented with the to his chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Stan is the Americanism Chairman for the Sons of the Plains Chapter which meets in Hutchinson. Stan is a member of the Color guard and has participated in events at every opportunity and initiated opportunities when none were scheduled. Stan has been instrumental in getting joint involvement with the DAR Chapter in Ellsworth.
The following meals will be served Sept. 22 through Sept. 26. 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.
Russell Original Art Review is gearing up for its 46th Show. Entry forms have begun to flood the Kansas Art World. Since 1969, the ROAR Show has given Kansas artists the opportunity to show and sell their work of art by professional and amateur Kansas artists in categories of Oil, Watercolor, Other Two-Dimension, Sculpture, Ceramics, Pastels, Photography, and Computer Generated or Manipulated Original
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.
Farmers Bank & Trust has been awarded an A+ in DepositAccounts.com's independent Bank Financial Health Rating System for the quarter ended June 30th. The A+ rating is defined as the highest distinction in terms of relative financial strength and stability, according to their standardized measurement system. The service gives consumers information on the relative financial strength of U.S. commercial banks, savings institutions and credit unions.
A sewing class for adults will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 29, at the Extension office meeting room, 1800 12th Street. The project will be a simple table runner. Sewing machines and equipment will be provided. Donna Krug, Barton County Extension Agent, and volunteers from the Central Kansas Thread Benders quilt guild will be on hand to teach the class. There is a $10 fee for the class. For more information or to register contact Joyce Burnham at 620-793-7094.
A free educational program which will target Medicare beneficiaries is set for Wednesday, Oct. 8th. Rick Schaffer, Assistant Director for the Southwest Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Center, will share a Part D review for Baby Boomers and other Medicare beneficiaries as open enrollment is set to begin. The program will be presented at noon at the Barton County Extension Office, 1800 12th Street. The same information will be shared at a 4 p.m. meeting at the Hoisington Public Library. Three newly trained counselors will be introduced at these meetings. Pat Brown from Hoisington, and John and Donna Krug ...
Domestic violence just doesn't happen on elevators.
This fall our college senior decided it was time to move off campus. As decidedly older parents, we knew this drill well. Robert's brothers had rental options subjected to a billion questions/inquiries/inspections from their CSO - chief safety officer - Lori.
This year Kansas has green fields, kissed by the sun. There are blue skies with white clouds high above. There are even valleys where rivers run. Heck, there's even water standing in terrace channels.
This is the time of year when the Kansas State University entomology department receives a lot of calls. The question most asked: Why am I getting so many spiders in my house?