Teddy and Carol Gingrich will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 19, at the Zook Community Building. Hosts for the event are their children, Shari and Jim Soukup, Tim and Serena Neidig, Lori and Brent Lamar; and their grandchildren Nathan and Katie Neidig, and Nick and Kara Neidig.
Larry and Dorothy Panning of Ellinwood will be celebrating their 60th anniversary with a family dinner at noon on Nov. 20 at the St. John's Lutheran Church Youth Center in Ellinwood. A public reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at 6th and Wilhelm in Ellinwood. No gifts are requested.
Joyce Lust will celebrate her 80th birthday on Nov. 19 with a family dinner in Great Bend, hosted by her children, daughters Gail Lust of Great Bend, and Kathy McAtee, of Yukon, Okla. and son, Keith Lust and wife Carol of Orlando, Fla. She has two grandsons, Jarad McAtee and wife Krystal of Yukon, Okla. and Neal McAtee of Mustang, Okla.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School is preparing for its holiday citrus fruit order. The navel oranges and pink grapefruit are from the Indian River area of Florida and are picked, packed, and shipped for rapid delivery. This allows for the freshest fruit. They are taking orders for the navel oranges and pink grapefruit through Dec. 2. The fruit will be available on Dec. 11-12 at the school, 1 mile west of 10th and Patton Road. These boxes of fruit are excellent for Christmas gifts and gift certificates
Elda Schroeder will celebrate her 95th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 20 at Papa's Cafe in Albert. Hosts for the event will be her children, Troy Schroeder of Albert and Jean Hanks of Great Bend.
The USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the Great Bend High School Library. Items on the agenda include updated information on the district's Shady Grove property, Board of Education representatives for the Great Bend Recreation Board, and Kansas Assessments update.
Barton County 4-H members were honored for their accomplishments at the 77th annual 4-H Achievement Celebration. The theme was "Blue Jeans and Country Dreams". Gracie Brantley, 4-H Council President served as the emcee. Drew Reisner, 4-H Council Vice President led the members in the Flag Salute and 4-H Pledge.
Curiously on one of the Wichita TV stations after the most recent precipitation, the weatherman spent time regarding the drought and if the drought was over. Most of us while very grateful for the moisture know we are still in a severe drought, especially when you consider that even after the last event many areas are still five or more inches behind normal compared to the long-term yearly average as of this date. So what exactly did we gain with this moisture?