Local businesses are invited to join in a national event called "Miracle Jeans Day," which will take place Wednesday, Sept. 12. The Miracle Jeans Day is an opportunity for local businesses and its employees to wear jeans for a $5 fee per employee. All collected proceeds are submitted following the Miracle Jeans day by the company to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 WIlliams St., will show free movies and serve free popcorn this Friday, Sept. 7.
LARNED - Imogene E. Eilers, 86, passed away Aug. 28 in Florida. Cremation has taken place. Memorial graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19 at the Larned Cemetery. Beckwith Mortuary, Larned is in charge of arrangements.
Marguerite Lila Horn, 76, died Sept. 1 at Hays Medical Center, Hays. She was born Feb. 20, 1936 at Lamar, Colo., the daughter of Walter R. and Eva (Grippin) Smith. She married William E. Horn Dec. 24, 1952 at Scott City. He survives.
AGUILAR, Colo.- Gerald Eugene Rourke, 52, died August 30, 2012, at his mountain home.
GALATIA - Roscoe John Merry, 83, died Aug. 31 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. He was born Dec. 23, 1928 at Aurora, Ill., the son of Roscoe Cecil and Henrietta Maye (Howard) Merry.
Betty Freeman, 84, died Aug. 31 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born Nov. 2, 1927 at Hutchinson, the daughter of Russell C. and Thelma L. (Lehr) Eastes.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Lois Powell, 87, died Aug. 31, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Jan. 11, 1925.
Glenn Earl Hill, 89, died Aug. 31 at his home. He was born Dec. 25, 1922 at Indianapolis, Ind. the son of Walter and Vera (Meier) Hill. He married Lois May Bryant June 2, 1946 at Great Bend. She survives. He worked for Western Power and Centel as an office products controller. Mr. Hill was a Great Bend resident since 1945, coming from St. Louis, Mo. He served during World War II in the Army Air Corps. He was a member the First Bible Baptist Church and recently attended the Heritage Baptist Church, both of Great Bend.
Visitors are invited to attend Monarch Mania, Saturday, Sept. 15, at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, located northeast of Stafford. This free annual event runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Environmental Education Classroom. Activities include a short program about monarchs and their conservation, monarch catching and tagging, and crafts. A new feature, a Butterfly Pavilion with live butterflies, be available during the event.
LLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
Editor's note: This week's edition of Marsh Musings is written by Karole Erikson.
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BRYAN, Texas - Lucio Armando Cano, 54, passed away Oct. 15. Born March 1, 1960, in Mexico, he was the son of Guadalupe (Montes) Cano. Armando was a loving soul and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
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LARNED - Dale Otte, 76, passed away Oct. 17, at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Jan. 4, 1938, in Great Bend, he was the son of Wilmer and Leah Dorfshaffer Otte. A longtime area resident he was a farmer/stockman. On Sept. 16, 1956, he married Karen Rice in Great Bend. She survives.
Which is more deadly, rumors or the Ebola virus? In the U.S. there has been three patients with the disease. Reading the headlines one gets the impression that the whole nation is overrun with this horrific modern day plague. Sadly, we know that Ebola kills at a frightful rate. Unfortunately we overlook the danger of rumors.
A researcher who has spent four years calculating the calorie burn that juice, soda and other "treats" would entail believes people would make better food choices if they knew the truth: If you drink a soda, then you'd need to run for 50 minutes to burn the calories off.
One day after news that Houston city attorneys had subpoenaed sermons and emails from church leaders presumably opposed to a local human rights ordinance, the civil liberties questions remain.
Sidewinders host Casino Night
Dan Stecklein, American Senior Service Inc. representative, will give a presentation on True Freedom Home Care service contracts at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24th, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. True Freedom plans offer a solution for seniors who have waited too long to secure a traditional home care insurance plan and now cannot qualify because of health underwriting, or it is too costly. Caregivers and seniors can learn more about the five different plans available.
Zoo Education Coordinator Sarah Cruz will compare common household products to their "green" alternatives during the program, "Green Cleaning and Hygiene – From Toxic To Tender," from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo.
SAN DIEGO - Alex Smith knows Qualcomm Stadium well, from teaming with Reggie Bush to lead Helix High to consecutive San Diego Section championships to throwing five touchdown passes against San Diego State for Utah in its BCS-busting season of 2004.
Step It Up For A Cure is an organization in Hays sponsored by Alexis Pfannenstiel and a Fort Hays State University Leadership 310 team. They are making it their mission to minimize the impact of diabetes in the community by contributing funding to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and educating the general public about signs and symptoms of diabetes.