Barton County 4-H was well represented at the Kansas State Fair.
Poets, guest speakers, theatre productions and comedians will come to campus for Fort Hays State University's Office of Diversity Affairs "Super Sweet Diversity Week," Oct. 10 to 14. All events, at all locations, begin at 7:30 p.m.
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
One of the world's leading scholars in agricultural sustainability is speaking at Kansas State University about how to sustainably feed a growing world population that will require twice as much food as is currently produced.
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Nine students of Dr. Joseph Perniciaro, associate professor of music and theatre at Fort Hays State University, won recognition at the recent National Association of Teachers of Singing West Central regional student competition.
Now that the cold weather has started to rear its head, it is time to turn our attention to our houseplants and the special care they need this time of year. With shorter days, dryer air and colder temperatures, your houseplants may require a change in the way you care for them. I found a short piece from K-State Research and Extension that gives a few basic tips to keep your indoor plants healthy throughout the winter.
The Parnassus Club met at the home of Sharon Jones with eight members present. The study of the Tone Poem continued with Becky Dudrey giving the program on Richard Strauss' composition 'Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks' Composed in 1895. 'Till Eulenspiegel' chronicles the misadventures and pranks of this German peasant. In this composition, Richard Strauss, uses the horn and the D flat Clarinet to bring to mind the folly of this prankster, Till.
Susan Stambaugh, Great Bend High School vocal music instructor, said nearly all of her A Cappella Choir students are up for grabs in the rent-a-student fund raiser. The students have less than eight weeks left to raise funds for their trip to Washington, D.C.
So Jonathan Gruber thinks the American people are stupid, does he?
The Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association (KRHA) hosted their annual Evening of Hospitality in Wichita recently. The highlight of the evening were the "Starts of the Industry" awards, which celebrates the recipient's accomplishments and dedication to the industry.
The Rice County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting in the Community Room of the Lyons State Bank at 7 p.m. on Monday. A brief business meeting will be conducted and followed by a presentation from Dr. Donald Blakeslee, Professor of Anthropology, Wichita State University.
Kansas Farm Bureau released its sixth book in the Kailey's Ag Adventures children's book series. Kailey's Pig 'Tales' follows Kailey and her cousins as they learn about pig farming from Farmer Rich.
Usually when a burning issue arises, I feel compelled to squeeze every last drop of my own phrasing, logic and wit into this limited space.
Last week's column described consumer behavior and the assumptions behind predicting that behavior. The key points are consumers behavior rationally (in a predictable way), they prefer more to less, their preferences are complete, and they don't change preferences without a reason. Relative prices between goods are an important factor in determining choices within the constraints of a consumer's budget. Finally, consumer preferences do change over time, economists accept this change as a fact, and deal with those changes. Now the question to answer is how the agriculture and food industries responded to changes preferences and budgets have.
Barton Community College's music department will present the timeless holiday musical classic "A Christmas Carol" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.