The Progress Club met on March 7. Hostess was Karen Becker. Seventeen members were present.
Randy and Jeanie Garret of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelby Garrett, to Tyler Stimatze, son of Joe and Laura Stimatze of Macksville.
Norman and Hilda Chakir will celebrate their 30th anniversary and Hilda's 95th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 10 at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas, in Great Bend. Hosts for the celebration will be Hilda's children, Judy Burnett, Sandy and Taylor Smith, both of Great Bend and Ron and Pat Griffith of Smith Center.
Harue Matsumoto and Kevin W. Naylor were united in marriage on May 30, 2010 at the Ko Olina Chapel Place of Joy in Kapolei, Hawaii on the Island of Oahu. The bride is the daughter of Atsuko Matsumoto of Yokohama, Japan. The groom is the son of Terry and Karen Naylor of Great Bend.
Theresa Schmeidler will celebrate her 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 10 at the Best Western Angus Inn, poolside in Great Bend. Friends and family are invited to attend. Host for the afternoon will be her daughters and sons-in-law, Terri and Jay Schneider and Laurie and Don Koci.
Velorris Boese will celebrate her 80th birthday on April 17 with a buffet luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Water's Edge in Hesston, hosted by her children, Stanley and Zeta Boese, Roberta and Jay Osborn, and Kevin and Becky Boese.
The BMI Relay for Life Dream Team will hold a Quarter Mania Fundraiser from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Best Western, 2920 10th Street. Tickets are $5. Over $1,000 in products will be auctioned for 25 cents to $1. To see a complete catalog visit www.celebratinghome.com. Get a free second paddle when you order $35 from the catalog. For more information call Michelle at 620-804-1777.
The Farmers Alliance Companies in McPherson, has announced that Scott and Kim Higgason with Agency One in Otis has been named a Farmers Alliance Advantage Agent for 2011. To qualify as an Advantage Agent, an agency must exhibit superior professionalism and profitability over five consecutive years. Advantage Agents are recognized by Farrners Alliance as the "best of the best". To reach this level of distiction is a reflection of this agency's commitment to their customers and their community. Congratulations to Agency One for this achievement.
Each year chapters of Epsilon Sigma Alpha honor members who go above and beyond in their efforts to provide support to those in need. This year Zeta Gamma is proud to announce that Karen Lindberg was selected as the Outstanding Sister for 2011. Karen has been a member of Zeta Gamma for 21 years. During that time she has held numerous offices and spent countless hours in service to others. She is an exemplary member who is quick to step in where ever she is needed. ESA supports valuable organizations such as St. Jude Children's Mercy Hospital, Heartspring, a ...
BTI (Bucklin Tractor & Implement Co.) headquartered in Bucklin, now has a brand new John Deere dealership open in Pratt.
An appearance at Fort Hays State University by Alina Fernandez, daughter of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, has been scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus.
With the price of feed grains and quality hay, alfalfa producers have the opportunity to generate substantial income, especially in the spring when forage stockpiles are low, before warm-season pastures are ready for grazing, or summer annual forages are planted.
Cheryl (Dunlap) Rugan has announced her candidacy for USD 428 board of education. She considers herself a concerned mother of children in the public school system, far from a politician. However, after consideration of the importance of sound leadership and the impact that the USD 428 school board has on our children and the community, she has a vested interest to get involved. "I would approach the school board position with no hidden agenda, but with an open mind, listening and embarking on a learning experience where I can add value to this community that has given me so much."
WASHINGTON – Evidence is growing that fracking for oil and gas is causing earthquakes that shake the heartland.
SeaPort Airlines announced today that it will take delivery of two of three new Cessna Caravans being acquired for the company's fleet by the end of the year. SeaPort's Chief Executive Officer Rob McKinney, will accept the new aircraft at the Cessna Aircraft Corporation factory in Wichita, Kansas and will pilot one of the new aircraft on a three-day tour of the carrier's Mid-South routes.
Many talk of living a lifestyle in communion with the earth, but few actually do that. One young couple, Liston and Calvin Marsh have made living close to their rural roots a choice.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association's annual report, the snow and ice removal policy and the Heartland Ag water main expansion project.
WASHINGTON – There are likely enough votes in the Senate to approve the Keystone XL pipeline after the sweeping Republican success in Tuesday's election, an outcome that could decide the fate of one the biggest debates in decades over jobs and the environment.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes Special Alcohol Funding, an update on the cleaning of a drainage ditch in Ellinwood and a report on the Kansas Association of Counties conference last week in Wichita.
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Sunflower Early Education Center will perform free screenings on all children from birth through 2 years and 10 months from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Parent Teacher Resource Center located in the old Washington School. Screening will include developmental milestones, hearing and vision. Sunflower professionals will answer questions about child development and make recommendations to keep children on track. To schedule an appointment call Sunflower Early Education Center at 792-4087.
So, that was fun. One minute we're promised a half dozen toss up races to determine control of the United States Senate, and the next Democrats are ducking under their desks as Massachusetts and Maryland elected Republican governors. Let the "Very Important Pundits" take turns on cable news assigning blame for the losses. I'm more interested in why the polls didn't tell us the wave was coming.
I admit it: I feel sorry for cigarette and cigar smokers these days. But changing fashions and the results of the recent election may offer them hope.
It is almost unimaginable that something so bad could last so long. I am talking about the BCS system that the NCAA used to determine its' Division I football champion. It was 16 years ago that the system was put into play. It proved to be more difficult to get rid of than an obnoxious cousin!
Jayce Brack signed a letter of intent to throw for the Kansas State Univeristy track team. When asked what was going through his mind from the time he received the acceptance letter to when he made it all final and it became a reality he said, "It felt good to finally make it official. I've grown up a Kansas State fan and really love the atmosphere at Kansas State and Manhattan. A lot of schools always talk about family but Kansas State is a school that genuinely has a family atmosphere. I was just really excited to have the ...