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.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced developments in two popular USDA programs that will support conservation of working lands for the benefit of wildlife, water quality, and recreation. The Secretary announced that USDA will accept 2.8 million acres offered by landowners under the 41st Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up. The selections preserve and enhance environmentally sensitive lands while providing payments to property owners. Additionally, USDA has approved eight additional states and one tribal government to participate in the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP), which encourages private landowners to provide public access to their lands for ...
Arnold and Linda Bruna announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandy Bruna, to Jonathan Berg, son of Jane Berg and the late Paul Berg.
Arnie and Arlene Keil will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 25 at St. Mark Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children, Kathy Price of Salina, and Kevin and Donna Keil of Great Bend; four grandchildren, Leslie and David Foos of Salina, Krista and Eugene Lee of Houston, Texas, and Andrea and Travis Thompson and Spencer Keil, all of Great Bend; and four great-grandchildren, Daxton Foos, Lexi Foos, Emma Thompson and Tristan Thompson.
August and Vada Freund will celebrate their 60th anniversary on June 18 with a dinner.
The Scheuerman family reunion was held on June 5, at the Rush Center City Hall. There were 25 in attendance from the Conrad and Henry Scheuerman families. Mark Wills of Lenexa displayed family charts, pictures, and shared some of the history. He would appreciate families to share photos, memories, stories, and history by e-mailing to Mark B. Wills @JCI.com.
Marguerite Anna Davidson will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on June 26, at the First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway, Great Bend. Hostess for the event will be Louise Gunn and Caron Zager, both of Great Bend and her good fiends. Marguerite requests no gifts for the event just fellowship with her friends and family.
Unless the weather decides to turn wet and cold, wheat harvest should be in full swing when you read this. As expected, yields have been all over the place so far in our fair state, ranging from a few bushels to 40 bushels or more per acre. Several fields in Stafford County were in the 50 bushel range. So far test weights have been over 60 pounds per bushel and protein levels over 12%. So while the yields aren't great, the quality appears good and the price holding. Now the trick is to bring in the crop before rain ...
On May 13, Dickson Oklahoma Public Schools named Jeff Parsons the 2011-2012 "Teacher of the Year" for the district. Parsons was nominated for this award by his fellow teachers. He has taught 3rd and 5th grade at Dickson Upper Elementary for the last four years. Parsons is a 1990 graduate of Great Bend High School.
Free developmental screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on June 24 at 1312 Patton Road in Great Bend. Sponsored by Sunflower Early Education, the screenings are available for children birth through 2 years of age. For more information or a screening appointment, call 800-692-4087 or 620-792-4087.
Our Legacy House, 403 Patton Road in Great Bend, will hold an Open House from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Our Legacy House has a fully equipped kitchen, work room, three bedrooms with a total of eight twin beds and is available for weekend getaways, meetings, or bridal/wedding showers. For more information visit www.ourlegacyhouse.com.
By Pam Martin
By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
The Great Bend Beautification Committee recently completed their latest project at the Great Bend Public Library. The upper lawn level on the east side of the library has been beautifully landscaped to include three new bronze statues.
Principal's Honor Roll - 4.0 GPA – All A's.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold their monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is publishing a rule that outlines how it will improve the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), one of USDA's largest conservation programs. The interim final rule includes program changes authorized by Congress in the 2014 Farm Bill.
The Progress Club met on Jan. 5, at the Presbyterian Church with ten members present.
Although women represented only 28 percent of Kansas farmers in 2012 and the number of farmers is declining overall, women are ramping-up their involvement in several of the state's less common forms of agriculture. The Kansas Rural Center is one organization in Kansas that continues to advance programs to better serve the needs of this historically underserved population.
If you get your jollies from graphs, statistics and reasoned arguments, I suggest you Google the USA Today article "Dilemma over deductibles: Costs crippling middle class."
Each year Golden Belt Community Foundation helps students realize their dreams with scholarships made possible through the generosity of caring donors.
We all know a century is a long time. In U.S. agriculture the changes make it seem more like a millennium. We are aware of the obvious changes in crops, crop yields, machinery and technology, demographics, and globalization. But where and why did those changes happen and how have these changes changed, or not changed, what a farmer has become?
I'm not a huge fan of John Boehner.
The following books are among the top ten checked out at Ellinwood School/Community Library.
During the playoff season fans' enthusiasm often manifests itself in the form of purchases of a favorite team's merchandise. The lead up to the Super Bowl gets emotions high – and prices can seem high as well. So many go searching for bargains. Unfortunately, some of those "bargains" that can be so alluring are cheaper for a reason: they are fakes. That means the workmanship and the materials used in their manufacture will be of inferior quality, making that "great deal" quickly turn into a rip-off.
A new Toastmasters club is being formed in Great Bend. Newcomers are welcome. Meetings are from 6 to 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday's of each month at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2701 17th St., Great Bend. For more info contact Krystal Barnes, 620-639-4384.
Record crops and low prices have farmers embracing change in 2015, with acreage shifts continuing to move fields from corn to soybeans, according to the latest Farm Futures survey.