"The Bookseller of Kabul" by Asne Seierstad is the portrait of a proud man who, through three decades and successive repressive regimes, heroically braved persecution to bring books to the people of Kabul. For three months the blonde blue eyed author trailed the members of the Khan family and has produced a disturbing picture of life under fundamental Islam. It is also the picture of a nation in the midst of a cultural crisis. She also wore a burka and describes what it is like to go about fluttering, billowing, half-suffocated and half-blind. "The Bookseller of Kabul" is a story ...
The 20th Annual Last Chance Golf Tournament will be held on Oct. 17 at the Larned Country Club. Registration will be from 8:30 to 9 a.m. with a 9:15 a.m. Shotgun start. Cost for the 4-person scramble will be $180 per team. To register call 620-285-6916 or 800-747-6919, or mail entry fee to 502 Broadway, Larned, Ks. 67550. Tournament is limited to the first 20 teams.
The Cemetery Board will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Great Bend Cemetery Office.
The Great Bend Board of Realtors will meet at noon on Thursday for their business meeting and lunch. Reports to consist of Curb Appeal selection, proposed budget, discussion, announcements. Scheduled speaker will be Tom Vernon, Superintendant of schools.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
It's should be called the law of unintended consequences, and Congress should learn to abide by it, taking enough time to discover whether the road they choose to follow is smooth or filled with ruts.
Driver Bryan Parslow, 19, injured himself and three passengers when he crashed into a tree near Wheatland, N.Y.
TORONTO (AP) - The New York Yankees clinched their 15th postseason berth in the last 16 years and CC Sabathia got his 21st win of the season, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday night.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - George Blanda, who played longer than anyone in pro football history and racked up the most points in a career that spanned four decades, mostly with the Chicago Bears and Oakland Raiders, died Monday. He was 83.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs seem eager to stay that way.
WICHITA - A Rice County man has pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Tuesday.
Gerald D. Krug, 68, of Great Bend, died Sept. 27 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. He was born Feb. 27, 1942, at Great Bend, the son of Edward and Helen V. (Brack) Krug. He married Marlies Pütz on April 13, 1968, at Memphis, Ark. A lifetime Barton County resident, he was owner and operator of E&E Glass and Gifts, Great Bend.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is now accepting enrollment for the fall programs.
Auditions for the first show in Great Bend Community Theatre's 2010-2011 season will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave., said K.B. Bell, GBCT publicity chairman.
Things started off well for the Great Bend High School football team.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Barton Community College will offer web design course from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Oct. 28 – Nov. 13 in the Technical Building, room T-117.
Free skin cancer screenings and other tests will be available to visitors at the Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA) booth during the annual Women's Expo. The event is scheduled for 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the Great Bend Convention Center.
During their September meeting, 16 members of the Great Bend Garden Club travelled to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center to hear about the progress of the center's butterfly garden.
Barton Community College sophomore Joy Conner used to be shy. Thanks to her involvement with theater, her shyness is a thing of the past. She'll be portraying the role of Truvy Jones in the Barton Theater production of "Steel Magnolias," a role made famous by Dolly Parton in the Hollywood movie. Barton Theater will present the play at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25-27 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
On November 30th, voters in Switzerland will head to the polls to vote in a referendum on gold. On the ballot is a measure to prohibit the Swiss National Bank (SNB) from further gold sales, to repatriate Swiss-owned gold to Switzerland, and to mandate that gold make up at least 20 percent of the SNB's assets. Arising from popular sentiment similar to movements in the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands, this referendum is an attempt to bring more oversight and accountability to the SNB, Switzerland's central bank.
Labor Day marks the traditional start of the autumn campaign season, and the biggest question is whether President Obama will sink his party. Since the fight for the Senate is being waged largely in the red states - where Obama has always been deemed toxic - it's no wonder that Democratic candidates are behaving as if he has a communicable disease.
ELLINWOOD – The Ellinwood Sunflower Bank Community Ambassadors kicked off their first session with a field trip to Ellinwood's 1894 Hotel Wolf which housed Starr Antiques and has been a cornerstone business in Ellinwood for over 35 years. The Hotel is directly over a portion of the old Ellinwood Underground World and has a rich history of Ellinwood.
COFFEYVILLE – After a scoreless first half, the Barton Community College women's soccer team dominated play in the second half and got out of town with a 2-0 win at Coffeyville Wednesday evening in Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference action.
COFFEYVILLE – It was one of those early-season battles that could play big later in the season.
DODGE CITY – The Barton Community College volleyball team may be struggling outside the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference West division, but in conference Barton is still right in the mix early on.
Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes, Auburn forced three turnovers and the fifth-ranked Tigers held on to beat mistake-prone No. 20 Kansas State 20-14 on Thursday night.
There is a raging debate around the issue of illegal aliens, especially unaccompanied children. These aliens have been entering America through Mexico. Some say that it is our responsibility to take care of them. Others say we should send them back. Some say that our borders should be open, others say not.