Evelene Marie Knox will celebrate her 80th birthday on Jan. 2 with a card shower.
Steven Wilkinson and Lindsey and step-father James Creamer announce the birth of their son Zayne Slater Creamer on Sept. 13 in Great Bend. He weighed 8 lbs and was 19 1/2 in. long. He has three big sisters, Bailey Nicole Creamer, 10 years old; Jamison Riley Creamer, 3 1/2 years old; and Brinley Taylor Creamer, 2 years old.
Marjorie (Marge) Harrington will celebrate her 90th birthday on Jan. 8 with a family dinner.
Jeannie Viegra and Jason Devine were united in marriage on Nov. 26 at their home in a ceremony officiated by Bishop Greg Perez. The bride is the daughter of Jan and Jean Kolb of Las Vegas, Nev. and the late Judy Smith. The groom is the son of Richard and Laura Devine of Seward and Kathy Morgan of Wichita. Grandparents of the groom are Norman and Marie Roberson of Larned.
Larry and Betty Green of Mesa, Ariz. celebrated their 50th anniversary on Dec. 19 with a luncheon and reception at Down Under in Beloit. Hosts for the event were Darren Demel and Michelle Mueller of Wichita and Richard and LaVonne Reiser of San Antonio, Texas.
Arther and Shirley Hunt of Great Bend, formerly of Chase, celebrated their 59th anniversary on Dec. 24.
Tabor College has announced that 180 students have been named to the Dean's List for their accomplishments for the Fall '10 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List a student must fit into one of three categories based on his or her GPA: Highest Honors, 4.00-3.85; High Honors, 3.849-3.70; and Honors, 3.699-3.50.
Western Kansas Manufacturers Association, sponsor of the 3i SHOW, is proud to continue their support of students from Western Kansas continuing their education at area community colleges, technical schools and universities through the annual scholarship program. Congratulations to the following 2010-2011 scholarship recipients:
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The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
A LEGEND IN MANY WAYS - REMEMBERING BILL
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 10 at the Club at StoneRidge. President Rose Kelly opened the meeting with the flag salute and Becky Dudrey gave the invocation. Thirty-nine members and one guest, Edith Treece, were present.
Join us at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell for the Pickin' Jam Session will be held on Sunday. Bring your acoustic instrument and play along or just come to listen, sing, and dance. Jammin' starts at 3:30 p.m. Bring a dish and have dinner. Potluck is served around 5:30 p.m.
TOPEKA – Following a nationwide search, the Kansas State Board of Education today announced its selection of Dr. Randy Watson, Superintendent of McPherson Unified School District 418, to become Kansas' next Commissioner of Education. Watson replaces Dr. Diane DeBacker who resigned her position earlier this year to serve as senior advisor to the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council.
Kansas Highway Patrol worked an injury accident at 5:04 p.m. Friday in Stafford County, after two pickups collided 4 miles southeast of Stafford in the 300 block of SE 100 Ave.
CLAFLIN - Three people were taken to Barton County hospitals on Thursday after a motorist swerved to miss a deer on K-156 at NE 130 Ave., 1 mile south of Claflin.
Immanuel UCC to hold annual Bazaar
Great Bend will soon become an epicenter for thousands of gift-filled shoeboxes in support of Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christmas project of its kind. From a drop-off site based at Grace Community Church, for example, volunteers will be working to collect 17,600 gift-filled shoeboxes packed by caring Great Bend-area residents.
DODGE CITY - For half a century, Catholic Social Service in the Diocese of Dodge City has served people in need in southwest Kansas regardless of religious, ethnic, cultural or racial background or age.
The news of the brutality of the ISIS fighting force has made global headlines. ISIS is a terrorist army that has amassed a force in the tens of thousands. Their savage march across portions of the Middle East has captured the attention of world leaders and its citizens alike. The unashamed imagery and how they glory in their barbarism is something the world has never seen. What motivates these fighters to do such shameless evil?
Prince of Peace Parish's St. Patrick Church, 4100 Broadway Ave., will host Grace and Gratitude - A Thanksgiving Retreat, next Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22. The program will run from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 21 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22. The Saturday program of retreat and healing will include a light lunch. Participants should bring a pen and paper.
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RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center, 820 North Main in Russell, will honor its members with a Night at the Deines, from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. It will be a special evening of delicious hors d'oeuvres and two art exhibits from Great Bend.
Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation announced Wednesday that all of the $215,000 in tax credits awarded to the organization by the Kansas Department of Commerce earlier this year have been purchased and will allow the organization to contribute $300,000 to Barton Community College toward the rebuilding of the Camp Aldrich conference center/dining hall that was lost in a fire early in 2014.
There for a little while, St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center physicians didn't know if a popular primary-care program for military veterans would continue.
Each year, as part of the theater program at Barton Community College, students are asked to take the reins and produce a show entirely by themselves. This year, theater majors Joy Conner and Maili Kee are co-directing "Love, Lust & Lasagna," with showings at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 20 and 21 in the Barton Planetarium.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Rarely has there been a college basketball season that has been more anticipated in the Sunflower State than this one, which begins in earnest on Friday night.