MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James will take some turns guarding Derrick Rose in the Eastern Conference finals. So will Dwyane Wade. Mike Bibby, Mario Chalmers and even Chris Bosh in some moments, too.
American Petroleum Institute and Barton County Desk and Derrick Club will have their Annual Scholarship Night, Wednesday, May 18, at The Club of Stoneridge. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m. and a steak dinner follows at 7:30 p.m.
CLAFLIN - The Summer Reading Program at the Claflin Independent Township Library will start 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 4. The theme this year is "One World, Many Stories." The director this year is Rachael Stueder.
CONCORDIA - A group of students from Claflin High School toured the human cadaver lab and biology department at Cloud County Community College on April 28.
LAWRENCE – Fifth-year students at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy made the transition from student to pharmacist on April 26, when they officially donned their white coats.
HOISINGTON - The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation will hold their 18th annual Benefit Dinner and Auction on Friday, June 17, at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus, 114 N. Main.
CLAFLIN - The Claflin Independent Township Library will have an open house from 2 to 5 p.m., after the All-School Reunion Parade, on Sunday, May 29. Refreshments will be served in the meeting room. The library is located at 108 Main in Claflin.
PRATT - Pratt Community College has selected Kayci Huslilg, from Great Bend, as one of 14 Resident Assistants for 2011-2012.
SHAWNEE, Okla. - Great Bend resident Leslie Rae Wrinkle received a bachelor's degree in nursing during Oklahoma Baptist University's 2011 Spring Commencement on Friday, May 13, in the university's Raley Chapel.
Since Tatiana Kovtoun, M.D. and general surgeon, cares for and treats many women who are facing concerns with breast health, she wants to keep as up-to-date as possible. Her most recent education came at The American Society of Breast Surgeons annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Providing Families Hope, a fundraiser featuring Elisabeth von Trapp, raised more than $70,000 to help Catholic Charities St. Anthony Family Shelter this past Friday night at the Beech Activity Center. Over 275 people attended the event.
The Youth Workers Alliance of Great Bend is hosting an "End of School Year Bash 2011" event today at CrossPoint Church Great Bend. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and all ages are invited. The "End of School Year Bash" will consist of 4 live bands: Brian Brillhart, Jamison, (local band) Echelon, The Lost Colors, and guest speaker Andy Addis. There will be a $5 ticket price at the door and children 10 and under are free.
Larned Police Dept.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.40.
Larned's Tyler Stelter (10) drives the baseline versus Ellsworth in a 60-50 loss by the Indians. Larned's Aarika Bright (5) puts up a shot in the lane in Ellsworth's 55-37 basketball victory. Larned played Hoisington Tuesday night.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Judy Reed and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Hollywood and Washington: Both entertaining, often boring and far too often irresponsible.
For all those who have spent the last couple of months shoveling out a car, you should know we're at the tail end of awards season. And best be advised to hunker in a bunker wearing a Kevlar overcoat, because gold plated statues are being tossed about like air kisses at a gown fitting. Like clouds of bathroom hair spray during Oscar nominee luncheons. Like jaded eyes at a press screening of "Transformers 4."
The Great Bend High School Speech team placed in 11 events at the Nickerson Speech Tournament. Those placing were Makinna Dykes, Kris Gieck and Ashtin Heath. Ashtin placed in both of her events. Those placing in all of their events and qualifying for the State Speech Championship Tournament in May are Malia Clark, Jesus Sandoval and Carter Sheffield. Carter Sheffield also won the Triathlon Award by placing the highest in all three of his events. He placed 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking, 1st in Serious Solo Acting and 3rd in Impromptu Speaking. The team placed 3rd overall.
LAWRENCE - Naadir Tharpe had 19 points to lead five Kansas players in double figures, and the fifth-ranked Jayhawks held off Oklahoma 83-75 on Monday night to wrap up a share of their 10th consecutive Big 12 championship.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Up by 12 points with just under 6 minutes left, No. 4 Syracuse appeared poised to secure an unusually easy victory.
LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas has received a lead donation from alumni Kent and Missy McCarthy to help finance the first phase of the Fieldhouse Apartments project, which will house basketball players and other students.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission and the City of Great Bend are sharing in the announcement from the Kansas State High Sschool Activities Association that the 2014 Class 2-1A State Baseball and Softball State Tournaments will be played at the Great Bend Sports Complex on Thursday, May 29 to Friday, May 30.