Associated Youth Services, headquartered in Wyandotte County, will host an open house at its Great Bend office to acquaint current and prospective foster care parents and child welfare professionals with their foster care program for at-risk youth in south-central Kansas.
A fundraiser will be held for Jeannette Holopirek to help with her medical expenses. A pulled pork dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Olmitz. Free will donations will be accepted at the dinner or can be mailed to Jeanette Holopirek Medical Fund c/o Farmers Bank & Trust NA, 1017 Harrison St., Great Bend, KS 67530. Matching funds will be provided by Thrivent Financial Services.
David and Karla Gonzales of Achieve Rehab in Great Bend attended the 34th Annual meeting of the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) in Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 22-25th. The ASHT 34th Annual Meeting meets the needs of hand therapists, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, other healthcare providers, students, educators, and researchers specializing in hand therapy. David is an occupational therapist (OT) and Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and member of ...
Arkansas time machine, back to the 1950s: In McGehee, a town of 4,200 in southeastern Arkansas, a black girl (Kym Wimberly) who had finished first in her senior class was named only "co-"valedictorian after officials at McGehee High changed the rules to avoid what one called a potential "big mess."
Love demands candor. Today, America is marred by growing inequality, constricting opportunity, and increasing social alienation. We are haunted by anxiety and insecurity about the future. And we have become so atomized that we often feel powerless to do anything meaningful about it - a perception that gives rise to growing despair and desperation. Some on the right and the left have taken to the streets in protest. Despite their many differences, they share a ...
Dear Editor, The Bikers of Central Kansas would like to take this opportunity to thank every individual and business who participated in or donated to the Owen's Road Warrior Benefit for Owen Klug of Odin held on Aug. 13. With the generous support of the community, surrounding counties and those riding from near and far, we were able to donate $4,100 to Owen's family to help defer costs of his medical expenses. We appreciate everyone ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Attorney General Eric Holder was criticized over Operation Fast and Furious Tuesday. The ATF deliberately sold guns to drug dealers. The guns are needed because of the drug trade, and the drug trade is needed because no one can make a living doing anything legal. President Obama was reported Monday to be isolating and brooding in the White House. He quits work at four, has dinner with ...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech junior running back Eric Stephens is out for the season after dislocating his left knee in last weekend's 45-40 loss to Texas A&M.
DETROIT (AP) - Doug Fister delivered another strong start in a game Detroit needed and Miguel Cabrera homered and hit a tiebreaking double to lead the Tigers past the Texas Rangers 5-2 Tuesday night in Game 3 of the AL championship series.
The firing of Arizona coach Mike Stoops wasn't completely unexpected. The Wildcats had been on a slide since late last season and didn't appear to be on the verge of any big breakthroughs.
On a day where the offense attack wasn't hitting its mark, the Barton men's defense stepped up to preserve a 1-0 victory over Northern Oklahoma College –Tonkawa on Tuesday at Cougar Field.
ULYSSES - The Larned High School girls' golf team placed second at the Class 4A regional meet on Monday.
LARNED - The Larned High School volleyball team finished 0-3 at its home quadrangular on Tuesday night.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team fell to Dodge City 2-0 on Tuesday evening.
A local downtown restaurant and non-profit agency are teaming up to help infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities and delays.
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.
A Great Bend man was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital following a one-vehicle accident at noon Thursday on SE 100 Ave. and SE 70 Road in Barton County, approximately 7 miles south of Ellinwood.
Editor's note: This story by Esther Sayler and the accompanying tree photo won first place in the "Most Interesting Story" category of the Great Bend Tree Board's first Trick or Tree Contest, October 2013. Little Arthur (the second Arthur M. Sayler of four so named) was only 10 years old when he first saw the wonderful cottonwood tree with its dancing leaves, full- grown, standing alone in a dusty wheat field south of Albert, Kansas. ...
AMARILLO, Texas - Gladys Ruth Gardner, 80, died Nov. 28 at Bluebonnet Assisted Living in Amarillo, Texas. Born April 2, 1933, in Elbing, she was the daughter of Paul and Helen (Hawks) Binder. On June 12, 1954, she married Louis Edward Gardner in Hoisington. He died on July 19, 1995. A resident of Amarillo, Texas, since 2005, coming from Hoisington, she was a nurse technician for Clara Barton Hospital and Central Kansas Medical Center.
Barbara Wolford, an insurance agent in Great Bend's John Jaco agency for over three decades, was named the Agent of the Year Award by the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents at its annual management conference Oct. 3-4 in Overland Park.
Sure, the country isn't doing so well at the moment, but there are still plenty of reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving.
The Pawnee Rock New Jerusalem Church, 300 Santa Fe Ave., invites the public to celebrate its 125th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 30. The celebration starts at 4 p.m. with time for sharing and reminiscing. At 4:30 p.m. the Rev. Jane Siebert will lead a service of thanksgiving, and there will be a catered dinner at 5:30 p.m. For more information call Connie Helm, (620) 792-4295, or Vivian Bright, 982-4635.
For those wanting to avoid adding pounds during the holidays, the Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming its late fall exercise classes.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.
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