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ACT NOW:KDHE encourages smokers to quit as part of GASO

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) encourages people to quit smoking as part of the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout® on Thursday, Nov. 21. To help smokers who are ready to quit, the department offers cessation support and information online at www.KSquit.org or toll-free at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).

November 20, 2013 | | Healthy Living


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Grove Chiropractic, 1309 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Robert Rugan with greeters Karmi Green and Sarah Panning. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

November 20, 2013 | | Area Briefs


KDHE reports on local Level health behaviors, conditions

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently released Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System- Local Data, 2011, which highlights health risk behavior statistics for local geographic areas compiled through data from the 2011 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. More than 20,000 adult Kansans participated in the 2011 survey, comprising a sample large enough to provide reliable information for 43 of the state's 105 counties and for the 16 Public Health Preparedness Regions.

November 20, 2013 | | Healthy Living


Thank you for successful blood drive

Dear Editor,

November 20, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


GBMS Above and Beyond

Great Bend Middle School announces the September and October Above and Beyond Winners. Each of student was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.

November 20, 2013 | | Education


ECF inmates make a difference at Ottawa Middle School

Hoping to help students embark on a path to success, two Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) residents gave both time and money recently to the Ottawa Middle School.

November 20, 2013 | | Local News


The Foggy Crystal Ball

The heck is going on here, people? Did someone drop the flag signaling the start of the 2016 presidential election race in secret? Was there a furtive whispered "go now" left on the voice mail of all the major players in the 202 area code? Thirty-six months before the election? Is it possible to earn extra credit by skipping this one and moving right on to 2020?

November 20, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists


What Can We Learn From JFK’s assassination

Half a century ago, Sid Davis was the first journalist to learn John Kennedy had died. Instead of breaking the biggest news story in the world, he waited because he wanted to make sure he was right. It is hard to image a journalist making the same choice nowadays amid our modern cacophony of inaccurate reporting, but perhaps Davis has something to teach us.

November 20, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Too soon

November 20, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Behnke joins Channel Seed team

Putting seedsmanship at Work into practice, Channel has hired Jacob Behnke as a new Channel Seedsman in the Bushton area.

November 20, 2013 | | Business


Belichick, Patriots move on from disputed call to focus on Denver

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - His arms finally free, Rob Gronkowski clapped when he saw the yellow flag in the end zone. The Patriots would have one more chance to win.

November 19, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


AP Top 25 Capsules

NO. 3 LOUISVILLE 87,

November 19, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


LATE SURGE

LAWRENCE - The gentleman dressed in the finely tailored suit, sitting among the teeming throng of Kansas fans inside Allen Fieldhouse, had never seen a real basketball game in person.

November 19, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Chiefs forced to bounce back for first time this season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs only intend to lose to the Denver Broncos once, and that thought goes beyond the rematch between AFC West rivals in two weeks at Arrowhead Stadium.

November 19, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


HMS in search of activities league

HOISINGTON -After this school year, the Mid Central Activities Association activity league, which Hoisington Middle School and High School were members of, will disband. Hoisington High School will join the Central Kansas League.

November 19, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


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Special Needs Calendar

Monday

January 31, 2016 | | Menus and Activities


USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Feb. 1 through Feb. 5. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

January 31, 2016 | | Menus and Activities


Club Calendar

Monday

January 31, 2016 | | Club News


Nancy Workman 75th

Nancy Workman will celebrate her 75th birthday on Feb. 9, with a card shower.

January 31, 2016 | | Birthdays


John D. Harris 80th

John D. Harris will celebrate his 80th birthday today. He recently celebrated with family and friends in the Mount Hope area.

January 31, 2016 | | Birthdays


Mary Hazel (Donovan) Hoffman 90th

Mary Hazel (Donovan) Hoffman will celebrate her 90th birthday with an Open House hosted by friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 6 ...

January 31, 2016 | | Birthdays


Newman University announces fall 2015 graduates

Newman University officials have announced the students who completed the requirements to earn a degree at the close of the fall 2015 semester. The graduates ...

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Kansas Mason's District 36 meet

January 31, 2016 | | Club News


The right stuff

Seems like nearly everyone is trying to define the family farm. While this isn't a new phenomenon, it's certainly one that bears consideration ...

January 31, 2016 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Saving money

Where did the first three weeks of 2016 go? If you are like me, you are just now getting used to writing 2016 on letters ...

January 31, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Central Plains High School Honor Roll

2nd Nine Weeks

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Boys Scouts ready for annual dinner

The Boy Scouts Troop and Pack 184 have made plenty of noodles for the 45th annual Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup Dinner. The meal featuring ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


​Elks Lodge taking reservations for Valentine’s Dinner

The Elks Lodge in Great Bend is taking reservations for its Valentine's Dinner. It will be served from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


Scholarship Day auditions to be hosted by BCC

The Barton Community College Performing Arts Department will host "Scholarship Day" auditions on Thursday, Feb. 11. Current or prospective students may contact the Music Department ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


Kansas Day at Riley Elementary - photos

Photos taken Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at Riley Elementary School in Great Bend. For Kansas Day, the school was visited by Amelia Earhart and Calamity ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


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