The Kansas Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists (KSCLS) presented awards this month to two Barton Community College students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technology program. Barton's Maria Mayta received the KSCLS "Outstanding Student" plaque for this year. Her classmate Laura Thompson earned the KSCLS "Outstanding Student" scholarship for $500.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present Jim Witter in a musical journey through the '70s featuring the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John. His performance of "The Piano Men" is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone, the last concert of the association's 2010-11 season. The concert is available to concert association members. Full-time students will be admitted to the concert for a $5 donation at the door. The auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m.
Carolyn Cruso, acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and composer, will perform in The Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center this Friday, at 7:30 p.m.
Barton Community College history instructor Linda McCaffery and Dr. Bill Brenner will appear on the KAKE-TV Noon Show at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, to discuss McCaffery's book, "I'm Praying Hard for You," Love Letters to a Death Camp: The World War II Ordeal of Bill and Jo Brenner.
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The Ellinwood VFW Auxiliary held its monthly meeting on April 18. Among the discussions were donations to Kansas Women Veterans, poppy sales, Memorial Day services and a donation of a flag and stand to Horizon, which is a church camp. The newly officers elected are Marlea Callahan, president, Jean Peter, senior vice president, Vada Yarmer, junior vice president, Diane Hill, secretary/treasurer, Lorraine Rickert, chaplain, Ruth Hill, conductress, Vi Eggers, guard, Ruth Hill, historian, Lorraine Rickert, patriotic instructor. Callahan attended the 7th District Convention in Lyons on April 17 with 7th District President Diane Hill.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Great Bend High School, 2027 Morton. Items on the agenda include information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Great Bend High School Principal reported by Tim Friess and other staff members.
AURORA, Colo. - Laura Harrell Arbuckle, 41 of Aurora, Colo., formerly of Larned passed away Saturday, April 23. She was born April 30, 1969, at Pratt, the daughter of Jon and Cheryl Harrell. She graduated from Larned High School in 1987, and later attended Friends University. She married Curtis Arbuckle on Aug. 21, 1991.
The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Mobile Office will be located at the Great Bend Walmart parking lot from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday to assist eligible veterans and family members in obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Such benefits might include service connected disability compensation, improved pension benefits, death pensions, VA health care benefits, education benefits, vocational rehabilitation and much more. The office will be staffed by accredited veteran service representatives trained to provide information and assistance to veterans and family members. Stop by to discuss your potential benefits from ...
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by J.C. Penney, 1500 Kansas Ave, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Jan Westfall and Julie Smith. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board will renew GBRC liability insurance and vote on health insurance when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Information items on the agenda include training, a coaches' guide for youth sports and plans for the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball and softball tournament coming to Great Bend.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will present "Flowers Popping Color," a free Stop N' Learn program, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
Barton Community College will be closed on Friday, April 18 and Monday, April 21. Barton's Center for Adult Education and Shafer Art Gallery will also be closed. The college's regular class schedule and office hours will resume Tuesday, April 22.
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Tyrades! By Danny Tyree
God bless America, and how's everybody?
This has been a very exciting week. I have enjoyed my five Canadian friends who come almost every year to hunt turkeys with their traditional archery equipment. They got three turkeys and departed on Thursday. Being up by 4:30 a.m. to get coffee and head out for 10 days in a row gives us time to re-affirm our friendship.
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HOISINGTON - The Great Bend High School baseball team got swept by Hoisington on the road on Thursday evening.
HOISINGTON - A steady stream of runs and solid pitching performances locked up a high school softball sweep for Great Bend on Thursday afternoon.
WHITE SOX 7, INDIANS 3
LARNED - I'm still hanging on to the basketball season though the collegiate finale Monday evening signaled that, indeed, baseball season is here.
NEW YORK - Michael Pineda won while pitching with some noticeable substance on his hand, and Jacoby Ellsbury hit an RBI single off old roommate Clay Buchholz in his first game against the Red Sox as the New York Yankees beat Boston 4-1 Thursday night.