Great Bend Garden Club met on Dec. 15 at the County Extension Office with Iva Bearens as hostess to the 15 members attending. Kay Hollembeck was introduced as a new member. Nancy Swafford, president, conducted the business session.
Mary Wilhelm celebrated her 90th birthday on Dec. 29th. She grew up on a farm outside of Garfield and was the youngest daughter of Grace and Ralph Corzine. After graduating from Garfield High School, she attended Fort Hays State. She held many occupations in her life such as telephone operator and school teacher in a one room schoolhouse. Her most important occupation was that of wife and mother. She married Velmer Wilhelm in 1946 and they later had three children, Gary, JoAnn and Carol.
Tiffany Dawn Lovelady and Jarod Ray Reddig were united in marriage on Aug. 6 at Bonanza, Colo. in a ceremony officiated by Eileene Duryee. Parents of the couple are Greg and Kathy Lovelady of Palco and Ray and Mary Jo Reddig of Hays.
Kevin and Kim Frisch of Darien, Conn. announce the birth of their son, Nicholas John Frisch on Oct. 7 at New York University Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21" long. He has a four-year-old brother, Aidan, and a one-year-old sister, Madeleine.
Leland Wegele of Otis will celebrate his 80th birthday with a family dinner.
Bertha Leikam Kuhn will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Senior Citizen's Center, 2005 Kansas Avenue, hosted by her family. Friends and family are invited. No gifts please.
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The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
The following meals will be served Jan. 4 through Jan. 6. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
The annual Mid-Winter Rally of Kansas Lions will take on a Southern flavor as they play host to Past International Director Haynes and Donna Townsend of Dalton, Ga., Jan. 13-15, at the Ramada Convention Center in Salina.
It's time for my fifth annual New Year's Day tradition where my readers and I get to take a different kind of look at the big picture of our lives.
The motocross community will convene in central Kansas on Sept. 20-21 for the 2nd Annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout. Hosted by nationally recognized and professional motocross racers Wil and Tommy Hahn, the shootout provides racing opportunities for pro and amateur racers, and an electric atmosphere for spectators and racers, the Hahns said.
The First Church of the Nazarene's children's ministries will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, at the Great Bend Appliance and Furniture Store parking lot, 2301 10th St. Lunch of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will also be available.
"Where God guides and provides" is the central theme for "Wilderness Escape" Vacation Bible School at First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway Ave., Great Bend. The church will hold its annual VBS from 5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20, through Thursday, July 24.
Actors from Prince of Peace Parish will host a pageant performance of the symbolic story, "The Miraculous Apparitions of the Virgin Mary," at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, in the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College. The Our Lady of Guadalupe Pageant is being done in conjunction with the "Estamos Aqui" exhibit at Shafer Gallery.
The Trinity Lutheran Church Social Concerns Team will host its annual fundraiser and the proceeds this year will be donated to the Oaks Indian Mission in Oklahoma. The event is scheduled for Sunday, July 27, 2014 following the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service in the Fellowship Hall. Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 24th & Adams in Great Bend.
MANHATTAN - There have been a number of videos interviewing people concerning their knowledge of historical and political information. This method of interviewing started with Jay Leno. It was then picked up by Sean Hannity, and later by several others. The results are both interesting and concerning.
The International Spy Academy is a Vacation Bible School where kids get to be special agents for God, according to sponsors at Community Christian Church in Great Bend. This Vacation Bible School starts Sunday and will be offered from 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 20-24 at the church, located at 253 NE 30 Road, just east of Barton Community College. It is intended for children who have completed kindergarten, through middle school.
"BARTON DYNASTY: Hunting for Bucks" is the theme for the 36th Annual Barton Foundation Big Benefit Auction, which this year's honorary co-chairs, Toby and Kristy Hogan, find rather fitting as the owners of the hunting service, "Central Kansas Whitetails." Only the "bucks" being hunted in this case are green, have presidents' faces on them and they help local students pay tuition at Barton Community College.
Two more photos from Wedsday's Glow Party at the Great Bend Public Library.
An Otis woman was injured Tuesday evening on a Barton County road, 4 miles north and 3 miles west of Galatia.
The Kansas Department of Commerce announced this week that 25 nonprofit organizations, including the Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation, will share $4.13 million in tax credits under the Kansas Community Service Tax Credit Program. Since 1994, CSP has helped nonprofit organizations undertake major capital fund-raising drives for various projects.
An attempted fraud was reported to the Barton County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. Someone called a Barton County resident saying her grandson was in trouble in New Mexico and needed help. The woman hung up before finding out what kind of "help" was wanted, and instead called her grandson, who said he was fine.
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MINNEAPOLIS - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.
BESANCON, France - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.