Local businesses are invited to join in a national event called "Miracle Jeans Day," which will take place Wednesday, Sept. 12. The Miracle Jeans Day is an opportunity for local businesses and its employees to wear jeans for a $5 fee per employee. All collected proceeds are submitted following the Miracle Jeans day by the company to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 WIlliams St., will show free movies and serve free popcorn this Friday, Sept. 7.
LARNED - Imogene E. Eilers, 86, passed away Aug. 28 in Florida. Cremation has taken place. Memorial graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19 at the Larned Cemetery. Beckwith Mortuary, Larned is in charge of arrangements.
Marguerite Lila Horn, 76, died Sept. 1 at Hays Medical Center, Hays. She was born Feb. 20, 1936 at Lamar, Colo., the daughter of Walter R. and Eva (Grippin) Smith. She married William E. Horn Dec. 24, 1952 at Scott City. He survives.
AGUILAR, Colo.- Gerald Eugene Rourke, 52, died August 30, 2012, at his mountain home.
GALATIA - Roscoe John Merry, 83, died Aug. 31 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. He was born Dec. 23, 1928 at Aurora, Ill., the son of Roscoe Cecil and Henrietta Maye (Howard) Merry.
Betty Freeman, 84, died Aug. 31 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born Nov. 2, 1927 at Hutchinson, the daughter of Russell C. and Thelma L. (Lehr) Eastes.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Lois Powell, 87, died Aug. 31, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Jan. 11, 1925.
Glenn Earl Hill, 89, died Aug. 31 at his home. He was born Dec. 25, 1922 at Indianapolis, Ind. the son of Walter and Vera (Meier) Hill. He married Lois May Bryant June 2, 1946 at Great Bend. She survives. He worked for Western Power and Centel as an office products controller. Mr. Hill was a Great Bend resident since 1945, coming from St. Louis, Mo. He served during World War II in the Army Air Corps. He was a member the First Bible Baptist Church and recently attended the Heritage Baptist Church, both of Great Bend.
Visitors are invited to attend Monarch Mania, Saturday, Sept. 15, at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, located northeast of Stafford. This free annual event runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Environmental Education Classroom. Activities include a short program about monarchs and their conservation, monarch catching and tagging, and crafts. A new feature, a Butterfly Pavilion with live butterflies, be available during the event.
LLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
Editor's note: This week's edition of Marsh Musings is written by Karole Erikson.
Carol Smith, disobeyed stop sign, pled not guilty
Blue Valley West 28, Topeka Washburn Rural 7
The announcement that the Conservation Awards Program will again be held in this county was received today by Alicia Boor, Barton County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent, who has been asked to serve as chairman of a committee to select candidates for awards.
Visits to six classrooms during the past week to share the importance of proper hand washing were fun and educational. Kids as young as three were learning about the importance of washing their hands so that they can stay healthy. I have access to a Glo-Germ TM, complete with a black light. After tossing a balloon around that had the "magic potion" on it we could see exactly where the germs were hiding.
Eric B. Banks, Kansas State Conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that $3.8 million in conservation funding has been allocated in Kansas to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands, and wetlands. This announcement follows Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's statement that $328 million is being invested nationally for this USDA initiative.
Rod Neier, President and CEO of Roto-Mix, LLC has announced the following promotions and organizational changes within the company.
As this is being written, weather forecasters have backed off the heavy rains they predicted from the remnants of the hurricane that affected Mexico this past week. Corn harvest is starting to ramp up in the area; soybeans are turning color and dropping leaves; grain sorghum development is all over the map; and some early planted wheat has emerged. There really isn't much new locally to comment on, so let's take a look at some other news.
It takes a lot of work to get the glowing Ferris Wheel spinning, just like it takes work setting up the Ye Old Mill, grooming competition livestock, making the thousands of funnel cakes and cheese curds and keeping the fairgrounds a clean environment for families to enjoy. But most people don't think about the behind the scenes work it takes to get the competitions and booths off the ground in order to make the fair a success.
Jeremy Lamb, driving while suspended, fine $500, court costs $55.50
Tracy R. Hilton, battery domestic violence, continued to Oct. 2
FLU SEASON - The flu took the lives of more than 100 children in the U.S. last flu season, and most of those kids didn't get a flu shot.
As parents, most of us are happy to simply get through a day and know that we kept our children and small pets alive, never mind knowing our parenting style. But taking a moment to consider how we approach our children and situations not only can create a closer, better family experience, but more well-adjusted and prepared children.
From the beginning of time, expectations of men and women have been different. Society has come a long way in recognizing this difference, but one stereotype remains: Men are looked upon as weak if they become emotional.
Kids love to spend time with their dads. For families where mom is primarily with the kids while dad is at work, changing things up and allowing for dad time with the kids is a nice break - for the kids, the mom and the dad.
HAYS - Both the Great Bend High School girls' and boys' cross-country teams finished in fifth place at the Hays Invitational on Thursday.
LARNED - A 39-yard field goal by Kingman High School's Caden Knoblauch with 1:46 left on the clock silenced a noisy Larned crowd and propelled the Eagles to a 3-0 victory over the Larned Indians on Friday evening at Earl Roberts Stadium.