Hunting dogs have become invaluable aids, making hunting a more enjoyable and convenient sport. Hunting dogs often lead a more vigorous lifestyle than your ordinary household pet, therefore more care should be afforded to these faithful canine companions. They often are exposed to harsh environmental conditions and incur more running and jumping that require more attention when it comes to proper conditioning, diet and overall care. Below are some tips to help ensure that your dog will stay happy and healthy despite the job it has been assigned.
NEW YORK (AP) - Cliff Lee went through the New York Yankees like a buzzsaw again, striking out 13 and pitching the Texas Rangers to an 8-0 victory Monday night for a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven AL championship series.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Six weeks into what could be the worst of his four seasons as coach of the San Diego Chargers, Norv Turner finally said it.
HOUSTON (AP) - Andre Johnson saved the Houston Texans and their shaky defense again.
Celebrate Recovery, a Christian-based recovery support group, has resumed weekly meetings, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley St. According to spokesman Ed Sander, this is an area-wide recovery program that is open to all adults. "We deal with addictions and hurts, hang-ups and habits."
Family and Consumer Science Agent Donna Krug will present a free program on reducing clutter in the home, at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "The Truth About C.S.I.," at noon Thursday at the GBRC Activity Center, 2715 18th St. During this one-hour class, Criminal Justice Instructor Randy Smith from Barton Community College will show how fingerprints are taken and focus on the science of forensics when it comes to a crime scene investigation. He will also describe other evidence gathering skills that detectives need to know.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees has scheduled a series of meetings designed to strengthen ties within the college's service area. The first of these "linkage" meetings, with superintendents from unified school districts, will take place during the next regular board meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts building. This room, also known as the Seminar Room, will now become the regular meeting place for trustees. Previously, most meetings were held in the Student Union.
HUTCHINSON - Alan J. "Al" Wendler, 60, of Hutchinson, died Oct. 17 at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. He was born Oct. 10, 1950, in Hays, the son of Anthony "Tony" and Genevieve Stoecklein Wendler. He married Marietta Giessel on Aug. 25, 1972, in Ness City. She survives. He graduated from Ness City High School in 1968 and attended Emporia State University. He was parts manager at Midwest Superstore, Ford & Toyota in Hutchinson.
McPHERSON - Harold Dale Reese, 81, of McPherson, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Oct. 16 while in the company of family members at Memorial Hospital, McPherson. Mr. Reese was born in Roxbury on June 28, 1929, the son of Elmer Milo and Anna Marie (Erickson) Reese. Harold attended the Olive Springs Country School and graduated from Roxbury High School, Roxbury.
Raymond Wesley Brining, 92, died peacefully Oct. 17 at his home in Great Bend, surrounded by his family. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor, his stewardship of the land, his joy in mentoring the young and family and his love of the Lord.
Robert L. "Rob" Pelster, Jr., 39, died Oct. 13 at his home in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 14, 1971, in Great Bend, the son of Robert L. Pelster, Sr., and Lodema "Dee" (Garrett) Pelster. He married Frankie Lea on Aug. 14, 1993, at Great Bend. He worked for Log-Tech of Kansas as a wireline tech. He was a lifetime Great Bend resident.
ELLINWOOD - Virginia L. Pangburn Bayer, 79, died Oct. 17 at Good Samaritan Center in Lyons. Born Sept. 3, 1931, in Lyons, she was the daughter of Virgil L. Pangburn and Vera P. Misner. She graduated from Sterling College. A lifetime Rice county resident, she was a farm wife, secretary at Conoco Oil Company of Lyons, a former Rice County probate judge and an amateur anthropologist. On Nov. 8, 1953, she married Merrill D. Bayer in Lyons. He died Nov. 13, 2003.
Lucile I. Gordon, 98, died Oct. 16 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 27, 1912, in Dover, she was the daughter of Albert B. and Iva (Briggs) Ottinger. A resident of Great Bend since 1936, coming from Abilene, she was a bookkeeper for Bentley Hardware and Guy Gordon Accounting Service. On March 8, 1936, she married Guy G. Gordon at Wakarusa. He died May 5, 1989.
Gavilon Grain, LLC today announced it has acquired a 981,000-bushel grain facility in Silica. The Silica facility primarily handles wheat, corn, milo and soybeans, with 60-car shipping capabilities on the Kansas-Oklahoma railroad.
Happy Wednesday, everybody, and God bless America.
Whither the Islamic State? That's a real double-edged question: where is the group otherwise known as ISIS headed, and can the United States and other civilized nations make it shrivel up and die? The group is and has taken off like a bat out of hell, gobbling up territory and becoming a virtual murder machine.
The number of Americans living in poverty has dropped year-over-year for the first time since 2006, and childhood poverty dropped for the first time in 13 years, according to new figures released Monday by the United States Census Bureau.
The Great Bend Madrigal Pops Singers are now selling tickets for their fall chili supper fund raiser. The event is set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 26, at the high school's Jack Kilby Commons area, prior to the football homecoming game against Wichita North.
Central Plains Middle School would like to recognize Avery Hurley and Devin Ryan as the September Students of the Month.