In Afghanistan, as in many less-developed countries, boy babies are much preferred to girls for economic reasons and social status.
I heard the bells on Christmas day
Barton Community College has announced recipients of 2010-11 endowed scholarships based on academic excellence. These scholarships are awarded by the Barton Community College Foundation.
St. John's Episcopal Church will hold a Christmas Eve service at 7:30 tonight at the church, 2701 17th St. The public is invited to a social hour to be held in the parish hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the Mass to follow. Come and hear a wonderful and thought provoking sermon and a beautiful Christmas Mass conducted by the Rev. Phyllis Flory.
Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley St., Great Bend, will hold its Christmas Eve Candlelight Service this evening at 5:30.
Beginning Jan. 4, First Presbyterian Church with conduct a seven-week Bible study titled "Classic Christianity - Life's Too Short to Miss the Real Thing," by Bob George.
This creche is one of several on display at the Barton County Historical Society Museum. Holiday trees and other winter touches have been added to exhibits throughout the museum, located just south of Great Bend on U.S. 281.
Many parts of the nation have been hit hard with bad weather recently and now snow is in the forecast for Kansas. Local and state safety officials are urging everyone to check their emergency supplies in their home and automobile, particularly if you are planning to travel over the holiday weekend.
Barton County Sheriff
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is just 14 yards shy of his fifth career 1,000-yard receiving season, quite an accomplishment considering the Cardinals are next to last in the NFL in passing offense.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Kansas coach Bill Self was happy with how his team responded after leading scorer Marcus Morris was ejected for a flagrant elbow to the head.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Andrew Luck has been traveling around enough the past few weeks. He's going to spend Christmas in a hotel room near the Stanford campus instead of flying home to Houston.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Syracuse has suspended defensive tackle Andrew Lewis and linebacker Brice Hawkes for the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium for violating team rules.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Penn State coach Joe Paterno is looking at the Outback Bowl as a combination of this season's final game and the opener of the 2011 campaign.
The Friends of the Great Bend Public Library meeting scheduled for Sunday, March 2, has been canceled.
Adam P. Kephart, 33, of Hoisington was injured early Saturday after a sport utility vehicle rolled on a northern Barton County Road.
Credit Union of America donated 36 Dr. Seuss books, valued at $395, to Roosevelt Elementary in Hoisington. The presentation was made Friday at the school.
Experiencing a warm loving atmosphere is common for many children. Yet for some children, victims of child abuse and neglect, who end up in the foster care system, those loving touches may be few and far between.
Three whooping cranes were spotted at Cheyenne Bottoms on Friday. They were flying among sandhill cranes.
Ellinwood Municipal Court Docket - Feb. 25
ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
The Barton Community College women's basketball game at Cowley on Saturday has changed times.
The supper and bingo scheduled for March 1 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galatia has been postponed until Sat. March 8.
Just as Jesus Christ caught the attention of friends and foes alike, the "Son of God" movie (debuting in theaters February 28) has something to pique the interest of people from all walks of life.
God bless America, and how's everybody?