Due to the Barton County Commissioners attending the Kansas Association of County annual conference Oct. 29-31 in Wichita, the commission will not meet Monday, Oct. 28. The next meeting will be at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the courthouse.
BOSTON - When Shane Victorino signed with the Boston Red Sox as a free agent in the offseason, they were coming off a last-place finish that was their worst in almost half a century. They had fired their manager for the second year in a row.
To all Medicare beneficiaries: I know you are aware that open enrollment for Medicare Part D has begun. Beginning 10/15/13 through 12/07/13, you have the opportunity to examine options available with the private insurance companies that offer prescription drug coverage through Medicare Part D for 2014. I can tell you that there are significant changes in the plans from 2013 based on the people I have assisted already, so it is really important that you review your coverage for 2014. Everyone should have received a packet from the current insurance company with projected changes for 2014 ...
Do you know how the new health care law will affect you? The Affordable Care Act (also known as health care reform or Obamacare) was passed into law in March 2010 and upheld by the Supreme Court in July 2012. Some provisions, like children staying on their parents´ insurance up to age 26 and prescription drug discounts to help close the "donut hole" for Medicare seniors, started immediately. However, the biggest changes under the Affordable Care Act are set to begin on Jan. 1, 2014.
The local McPherson and area Lions Clubs will serve as hosts as leaders from Lions Clubs all across Kansas will once again gather at the Best Western Convention Complex in McPherson, Oct. 25-27, for planning, fun and fellowship as we move forward in this new Lions Year in community service.
Farmers Bank & Trust provides assistance to employees in order to help their children attain educational goals at the college of their choice. This year, the bank celebrates the 10th anniversary of the program and the fact that the bank has funded $62,000 in 123 scholarships to students of bank employees. "Farmers Bank is proud to assist families of bank employees with this important benefit of educating their children with the increasing costs of a college education," said scholarship coordinator Karesa Harrison.
Mr. and Mrs. Rick and Cathy Thompson of Coffeyville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Thompson, to Benjamin Scheck, son of Mr. and Mrs. John and Elaine Meyer and Mr. Thomas Scheck of Great Bend.
Arthur Wondra will celebrate his 80th birthday on Oct. 20 with a family luncheon followed by a reception from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Great Bend Senior Citizen Center. The luncheon and reception will be hosted by his wife of 53 years, Mary Ann, and their children, Kevin and Teresa Wondra of Great Bend, Kathy and Eric Walsten of Mulvane, Alan and Karen Wondra of Wichita, Korey and LeAnn Wondra of Hutchinson and David and Valarie Wondra of Derby.
J.J. and Tammy O'Connor of Smolan, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie O'Connor, of Salina, to Justin Malbrough, of Salina, son of Marilyn Malbrough of Great Bend and the late Larry Malbrough.