Betty Lou Reed, 74, died June 22 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Nov. 18, 1938, at Great Bend, the daughter of Carl and Thelma (Morris) Whaley. She married Mills Reed on Oct. 7, 1956, at Mount Pleasant Church in Stafford County. He died July 16, 1994. A Great Bend resident since 1995, coming from Stafford County, she was a homemaker and RSVP volunteer and bus driver.
HOISINGTON - Everyone 21 and over is invited to play in a Texas Hold 'Em Poker tournament to raise funds for area charities. The tournament will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 6 at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall, 114 North Main.
ELLINWOOD - "Echo" by Kate Morgenroth. In the year since Justin's younger brother, Mark, died in an accident, Justin's life has unraveled, losing friends and confidence. Now Justin is hearing a voice that's making him relive the day of the accident over and over. The author explores the thin line between reality and illusion inside a troubled young mind.
Sts. Peter and Paul Church, north of Ellinwood, will celebrate the Feast Day of Sts. Peter and Paul with a traditional Latin Mass at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29. Celebrant will be Fr. Pascal Klein. A hot meal will follow in the church yard. A free will offering will be accepted.
BURDETT - George L. Wiedemann, 73, died June 21, at the Harry Hynes Hospice, Wichita. He was born Nov. 7, 1939, at Burdett, the son of Fred G. and Laura Wiedemann. On June 4, 1965, he married Dolores Y. Holt at Woodbury, Tenn. She died July 23, 2010. A lifetime area resident, he was a farmer/rancher.
Jehovah's Witnesses are planning for their annual conventions and an accompanying campaign to invite the public to attend. This year's convention theme is "God's Word is Truth!" The Witnesses are launched this series of conventions in the United States during May and
Yes, it is possible. You can pursue the American dream. And maybe even be on your way to achieving it by age 11. That won't necessarily stop comments by racists or cretins who think it's cool and intelligent to stereotype, belittle and insult. But they can't stop a proud and determined kid from marching, head held high, straight towards that American dream.
With the gradual loss of the physical health they enjoyed when young, sometimes accompanied by mental health issues as well, elderly Americans are keenly aware of their heightened vulnerability. One way they may be able to guard themselves against the schemes of various scammers is by education, said Robbie Namee, trade practice specialist with the Kansas Plains Better Business Burerau based in Wichita.
You don't need to check a screen to know how much time we're spending with them. Besides, surveys keep reminding us: total screen time for adult Americans is now just under 10 hours per day - roughly half in front of what we still call a "television," the rest spent with computers and mobile devices.
When we last visited the sorry state of Kansas, Governor Sam Brownback - a former short-lived GOP presidential candidate - was showing us what happens when a right-wing ideologue tries to impose his utopian fantasies on the real world. Predictably, the result has been disastrous.