Two hundred ethnic groups in Cameroon still practice painful "breast ironing," affecting one-fourth of the puberty-age girls in the country, according to a CNN dispatch.
LARNED - Virgie J. Rector, 79, passed away Nov. 2 at Larned Healthcare Center. Born Oct. 1, 1932, she was the daughter of Charles T. Dalton Sr. and Alta Leatherman. A Larned resident since 1975, moving from Dodge City, she was a Licensed Mental Health Aide for the Larned State Hospital. On April 15, 1948, she married John G. Rector in Cimmaron. He passed away April 29, 1996.
KINGMAN - Buddy Ray Messick, 76, died Oct. 28 at his home in Kingman, with his wife and children by his side. Born Oct. 28, 1935, near Raymond, he was the son of Clarence and Dora Belle Hughbanks Messick. A Kingman resident since 1984, previously of the Raymond, Lyons and Claflin communities, he was a retired oil field employee.
ANNA, Texas - Dr. William Lawrence Smith Jr., 89, of Anna, Texas, passed away on Oct. 15. He was born Aug. 1, 1922, in Stafford, to William Lawrence Smith Sr. and Elsie Fern (Carr) Smith. On June 21, 1943, he married Nadine Lorene Block, in Martinez, Calif.
HOISINGTON - Mary Catherine Weeks, 83, died Nov. 2 at her home in Hoisington. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State wants to take after Oklahoma this week. Beaten by Texas Tech two weeks ago, the Sooners took out their vengeance on the Wildcats in a 58-17 drubbing last week in Manhattan. They piled up 690 yards of offense while holding previously unbeaten Kansas State to just 32 yards in the second half. Now, it's the Wildcats' turn to take their frustrations out on somebody. "It kind of hurts the pride ...
Poor Houston. College football's most overlooked undefeated team will spend another week toiling in relative obscurity. Record-breaking quarterback Case Keenum and the super-charged and 14th-ranked Cougars (8-0) are at lowly Conference USA rival UAB on Saturday. The game kicks off at old and antiquated Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., at 7 p.m. EDT. That's right, an hour before No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama get going in Tuscaloosa. The Blazers don't draw well even ...
Ah, the memories. David Tyree's against-the-helmet catch. Eli Manning's resourceful quarterbacking. Plaxico Burress' most meaningful reception. Tom Brady under siege from the pass rush. Bill Belichick leaving the losing sideline with one second remaining. The New York Giants and New England Patriots meet Sunday for the first time (excluding exhibition games) since that unforgettable ending in the Arizona desert, when the Giants ruined the Patriots' perfect season with their own perfect ending. Not that the ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A couple of wins over division doormats. A shutout of a Raiders team playing without its starting quarterback. An inexplicable fumble that eventually led to an overtime victory.
The Rehab Services Department at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center capped off a month's worth of activities late in October with a "Fit Kids" program for Holy Family students. The occasion was in observance of National Physical Therapy Month.
A Dodge Charger driven by Edna Holguin, 20, of Lewis, rear-ended a Chevrolet 2500 pickup driven by Michael Hart, 37, of Yale, Okla., Wednesday on U.S. 56 on the southwest edge of Great Bend. Barton County Sheriff's Office reports Hart was stopped on U.S. 56 waiting for another vehicle to turn onto Railroad Ave., when the pickup was hit by the car. Holguin had minor injuries to her hand and complained of ...
An educational program designed to help people with diabetes with food choices during the holidays will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the St. Dominic Room at St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgical Center. Donna Krug, Barton County Family and Consumer Science Agent, will share information about portion size and sweeteners. She will also give participants ideas on how to manage their diet during the season known for rich foods. Healthy refreshments will be ...
An area environmental group has arranged for two free showings of the award-winning documentary Gasland at the Great Bend Public Library. According to Jennifer King at the library, a group called GREAT will show the movie at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the library, 1409 Williams St. The 2010 documentary deals with the subject of "hydraulic fracturing" or "fracking" for natural gas production. Gasland filmmaker ...
Tryal Wayne Alexander, no proof insurance, $376 Juanita J. Amador, dog at large, $111 Andy Ray Anderson, seat belts (18 and older), $10 Ryan Dean Applebee, driving under the influence, unnecessary spinning of tires, unsafe speed for prevailing conditions, improper stop or turn signal, $1,328.50 Jaime Ayala Jr., violations of restrictions, unnecessary spinning of tires, $261 Jaime Ayala Jr., accident involving damage-property, inattentive driving, $526 Ellen I. Baldwin, ...
The November art exhibit at the Great Bend Public Library is a group effort by "The Aquarians": Mary Lee Adams, Esther Maher, Elaine Pugh, Bev Simonson and Barb Unrein. These Great Bend artists have filled the Fine Arts Room of the library with a fall showing of paintings, ceramics and jewelry. The public is invited to meet the artists during a reception from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the library.
HOISINGTON - Shaping clay into birds, Lincoln School students and Hoisington High School students melded art with character education recently in a cross-curricular activity called "Caring."
CBH celebrates OR Team week and donors
ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
ELLINWOOD - Dodge City Marshal Allen Bailey will perform during the inaugural Christkindlmarket, to be held Dec. 1 in Ellinwood. Bailey, along with his wife Cowgirl Janey will perform a variety of Cowboy and Christmas songs in a lively performance entitled, "A Cowboy Christmas."
LAWRENCE - After the way that Kansas State ran the ball a week ago, Bill Snyder decided to make every effort to prove that the Wildcats were still a ground-and-pound kind of team.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The 110th game between Ohio State and Michigan might have been the most thrilling, a back-and-forth affair that came down to one final play.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs are stumbling home to Arrowhead Stadium off two straight losses. The Denver Broncos are hobbling in off a disheartening letdown in New England.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Of the six halves Kansas played on its three-game trip to the Bahamas, Jayhawks coach Bill Self thought only one of them was any good.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Ryan Arcidiacono had not made a shot all night. So naturally, he was Jay Wright's choice on the play that wound up deciding Villanova's fate.
Cub Scout Pack 157's float in the Home for the Holidays Parade completes the parade theme "All I want for Christmas Is ..." with "My two front teeth." The parade got underway Saturday evening at Brit Spaugh Park, and continued down Main Street. Festivities continued in the courthouse square.
The Great Bend Tree Board received several entries to its first Trick or Tree photo contest. Here are some more of the non-winning entries.
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While the Thanksgiving and Christmas season is a time for gathering with family and friends, it is also a time for remembering loved ones who have passed away.
The Rev. Angela DeVore realizes that sometimes people are not feeling particularly merry at Christmas time. Instead, they may be feeling blue because of a significant loss in their lives.