Annual square dance lessons will start at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the Great Bend Recreation Center, Burnside Room, 1214 Stone Street. The eight week class end on Nov. 18. Cost is $22 per person.
Jamie Thurman and Brent Taylor were united in marriage on June 11 in Roeland Park, in a double ring ceremony officiated by Father Jerry Arano-Ponce. Parents of the couple are Craig and Mary Thurman of Great Bend, and Daryl and Jan Taylor of Alliance, Neb. Grandparents of the bride are Jim Thurman of Great Bend, and Bud and Betty Thompson of North Platte, Neb. Grandmother of the groom is Mona Smith of Alliance, Neb.
Chris and Mandy Keenan of Victoria, Minn., announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Reese Keenan. Born June 3, in Minneapolis, Minn., she weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz. and was 20 in. long. Emma has a big sister Katherine Grace who will be 3 years old in December.
James and Carol Beck of Claflin and Dan and Kathy Desemo of Great Bend announce the engagement of their children, Melissa Kay Beck and Ryan Joseph Desemo.
Mike and Jessica Eye announce the birth of their daughter, Annabelle Grace Eye, on Aug. 19 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 in. long. She has two big sisters Alexandrea Eye who is 17 years old and Isabelle Eye who is 4 years old, and a big brother Gabriel Eye who is 6 years old.
Clara Bahr will celebrate her 100th birthday on Oct. 4 with a family picnic hosted by her children and families. She was born Oct. 4, 1911 in Barton County. She married Leonard Bahr. He died April 12, 1993. A resident of rural Olmitz, she is a homemaker. Her children are Patricia and Ervin McConnell of Hoisington, Luella and Tom Call of Rolla, Mo., Jenelda and Leo Moore of Valdez Ala., Rita Bahr of Jones, Okla., Frances Dietz of Russell, and the late Donald Bahr.
The following meals will be served Aug. 26 through Aug. 30 The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's 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.
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.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its first meeting of the new sorority year on Sept. 6. Members met first at the USD 428 Central Kitchen on Broadway for a program arranged by Janis Link. Food Service Director Karl Sprague gave a tour of the kitchen and explained the operation including planning, preparing and transporting meals to the schools.
Eric B. Banks, state conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), announced that the application evaluation cutoff date will be, Tuesday, Nov. 15, for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP).
Dr. Victor L. Martin
Taking the next step to help people turn their dreams of homeownership into realities, Coldwell Banker has launched a new portal on its website specifically for first-time home buyers. The First-Time Home Buyers Resource Center (coldwellbanker.com/real_estate/learn/) includes videos, articles and tools to answer questions and guide new home buyers through the real estate search process.
Pain is the number one source of adult disability in the U.S. This wide-reaching problem can range from a brief, unpleasant localization of pain to the longer-lasting diffused discomfort of chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia or cancer. Pain can cause depression, sleep disturbance, fear, anxiety, isolation, and loneliness.
The Barton Community College Library is holding an art contest to determine the artwork for 10 Cohen Center for Kansas History (CCKH) trivia pamphlets. This contest is open to all students, Barton employees and community members. Multiple entries are accepted.
HUDSON - Harold Jerome Bauer, 85, died April 8, 2014 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. He died peacefully in the presence of his family.
ELLINWOOD - Velma Ann Wornkey, 75, died April 7, 2014 at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 3, 1939, in Menlo, she was the daughter of Frank and Rose (Mannebaugh) Moos. On Aug. 31 1957, she married Jerry Wornkey. A lifetime resident of Kansas, she was employed in multiple clerical jobs along with being a good and loving mother.
O'Linda E. Orr, 99, died April 5, 2014 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born March 27, 1915 in Susank, she was the daughter of Peter and Katrina (Bitter) Eichman. In 1942, she married William E. Orr in Wichita. He died in 1956. A Great Bend resident since 2000, living in California from 1970 to 2000, she was a beauty operator.
If you have a seventh grader, then you know that he or she just got done taking a standardized test for writing. The good news is our country's education policy recognizes writing is a necessary skill in the information era. The bad news is because of the way we administer and grade the writing standardized tests, we'd have a better idea of whether our kids can write if we looked at their texts.
According to a new UN report, there's good news and bad news about global warming. The good news- it's worse than we thought. Yeah. That's the good news. The bad news- you don't want to know. Because then there's worse news and ultimately, "holy moley, is that an asteroid the size of a mini-mall crushing my house" news.
Be Well Barton County and its Earth Day 2014 partners are hosting the first-ever "Ride for the Planet" bicycle fun ride starting at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo. The ride is one of more than a dozen Earth Day activities and exhibits offered from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the zoo to celebrate Earth Day.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - James Loney hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays over the Kansas City Royals 1-0 on Tuesday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ryan Braun hit three home runs and tied a franchise record with seven RBIs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over Philadelphia 10-4 Tuesday, spoiling the Phillies' home opener.
MIAMI - Joe Johnson scored 19 points, Mason Plumlee was credited with a block on LeBron James' dunk attempt in the final seconds, and the Brooklyn Nets finished off a four-game season sweep of Miami by beating the Heat 88-87 on Tuesday night.
HUTCHINSON - Larned High golfer Michael Reece earned first-place medalist honors with a 7-over-par 79 Monday at The Highlands Golf Club.
The Great Bend High School girls' swim team locked up another first-place finish this season, claiming the top spot in a quadrangular on Monday evening at Kirkman Activity Center.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women's college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion.