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Beaver Express celebrates 70th anniversary

This July marks the 70th anniversary of Beaver Express Service, a premier small package express and LTL motor freight carrier serving Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, and New Mexico. The company has a facility at 910 McKinley in Great Bend.

July 07, 2013 | | Business


Flame Engineering achieves 12 Years With No Loss Time Accidents

Flame Engineering succeeded in achieving 12 Years With No Loss Time Accidents on June 25, 2013. There will be an all company celebration on Friday, July 12th. Management and staff take safety seriously and this accomplishment is a tribute to their commitment. A special celebration luncheon is planned with local and state dignitaries invited to participate. In addition to the outstanding safety record, Flame Engineering is currently recognized by the Kansas Department of Industrial Safety & Health along with OSHA as a SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) company. This recognition was accomplished in October of 2000 and maintained to date.

July 07, 2013 | | Business


Cemetery Board meeting

A special meeting of the Great Bend Cemetery Board will be held at 8 a.m. on Thursday at the north cemetery.

July 07, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Where Did the Wheat Come From?

The wheat harvest is essentially over. While hardly a bumper crop, the area, especially as you move east had fair to very good yields. So how did we end up with a crop in the midst of an exceptional drought? The obvious answer is the precipitation received, especially after the first of the year, but it's a little more complicated than that. Those fields that missed out on the rains, primarily the western half of the area, had miserable yields so the amount of precipitation certainly mattered. What factors allowed many producers to harvest at least average yields?

July 07, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Senior Menu

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.

July 07, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Tuesday

July 07, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Special Needs Calendar

Tuesday

July 07, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Volunteers in Action News

Now that summer is here, we all look forward to home-grown vegetables and fruit from local growers. These fresh produce items are available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings on the library parking lot and on Thursday evenings during the Summer Street Stroll. Everyone loves fresh vegetables but sometimes the cost added on to regular grocery bills can be prohibitive. The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program can be a solution. This is a new project that has been brought to our area through collaboration between Janel Rose, CDRR Program, Barton County Health Department and Janet Splitter, Executive Director, ElderCare and ...

July 07, 2013 | | Local Life


US spying on Europe

July 07, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


BOE meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office. Items on the agenda include nominations for the office of president and vice-president; appointments/designations; adoption of 2013-2014 calendar; mileage rate approval travel for district employees; rescind previous policy and adopt BOE Policy Manual; authorize certificates for manual signature; approve 2013-2014 petty cash resolution; approve resolution to maintain activity funds; resolution to establish home rule by BOE; approval to publish notifications; resolution to authorize bank signature card designees; Freedom of Information copy costs; deposition of property; destruction of records; 2013-2014 substitute teacher ...

July 07, 2013 | | Area Briefs


War on Women Met by People’s Filibuster

It was only a matter of time before Texas women put a stop to the War on Women. Everywhere else in America, Republicans have lost elections by restricting access to birth control and abortion and making ignorant remarks about rape. That has been going on in Texas for a long time with no electoral blowback, but that's changed because of the "People's Filibuster."

July 07, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


World Population Day Highlights Continuing Unsustainable Growth

Thursday, July 11 is World Population Day. The annual observation grew out of the "Day of Five Billion," July 11, 1987, recognized as the date human population reached that staggering number.

July 07, 2013 | Maria Fotopoulos | Columnists


Veterans Service Representative in Great Bend

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center, 1025 Main Street, from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on Thursday July 11, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information. Any veteran that served in Vietnam is encouraged to see the representative with their DD214 as they qualify for VA health coverage.

July 07, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Pratt Community College Honor Roll

Pratt Community College announces the spring 2013 Dean's Honor roll. In order to be on the Dean's Honor Roll list at a student must be full time, taking at least 12 credit hours, and must have a 3.5 and 3.9 GPA.

July 07, 2013 | | Education


HCC Honor Roll

Hutchinson Community College has announced the honor rolls for the Spring 2013 semester, including grades through the end of the interterm session. 1,327 students have been honored with selection to the two honor roll listings, with 626 achieving the Vice President's Honor Roll with at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester.

July 07, 2013 | | Education


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You are invited to view our August art display! We are featuring photography taken by Ellinwood students 18 and under. We are pleased with the ...

August 14, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


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