HOISINGTON - A Christmas bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, November 22 at the Hoisington Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1109 N Vine.
Prince of Peace Parish's St. Patrick Church, 4100 Broadway Ave., will host Grace and Gratitude - A Thanksgiving Retreat, today and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22. The program will run from 7-9 p.m. tonight 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.
Human history has been subjected to constant bouts of infectious diseases. Sometimes these have grown to pandemic proportions leaving death tolls in the millions worldwide. The Black Death (the bubonic plague) dramatically affected European populations wiping out up to 50 million people in the mid-14th century. During the early 20th century governments battled against the influenza pandemic which took up to 50 million lives including 675,000 in the United States. Then small pox killed upwards of 300 million people across the globe throughout much of the 20th century.
Great Bend and other central Kansas communities are well on their way to preparing thousands of gift-filled shoeboxes in support of Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christmas project of its kind.
Barton County Sheriff's Office
The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation.
Bernice L. (Walters) King, 80, passed away at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood on Nov. 20. She was born May 27, 1934, in Catherine, to Marcellus and Severina (Karlin) Walters.
ELLINWOOD – Charles "Chuck" Frydendall, 86, passed away peacefully at his home in Ellinwood on Nov. 17. Born Jan. 20, 1928, near Portis, Chuck was the oldest son of Milo and Bessie Frydendall.
ODIN - Anna M. Klug, 84, died Nov. 19 at Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis in Wichita. Born July 23, 1930, in Dubuque, she was the daughter of John and Regina (Schmidt) Werner. On June 4, 1947, she married Leo L. Klug, in Odin. He died on May 28, 1999. She was the postmaster at Odin. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who was all about family. She loved gardening, playing games, and cooking for her family.
Pam Martin will present "Kansas Snakes at Cheyenne Bottoms" when the Barton County Historical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at the BCHS Museum and Village, located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge on U.S. 281.
The Great Bend American Legion invites the public to help provide Christmas presents for retired military personnel at the Kansas Soldiers' Home at Fort Dodge.
There's a new membership club in town - Shafer Gallery's League of Aesthetic Engineers. According to Gallery Director Dave Barnes, this is a group of creative individuals who will "explore the world of art-making and creative endeavor."
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes recognizing Clark Rusco as the Kansas County Engineer of the Year, an update on the county's social media efforts and the replacement of the sand dredge.
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Tyler and Ashley Klein announce the birth of their son Colton Todd Klein on Aug. 12, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. and was 19 in. long. He has a 2 year old big brother, Gannon.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
Jamie Lee York and Mikey Lee Hester were united in marriage on Oct. 17, at City View Loft in Chicago, Ill. The groom is the son of Michael and Peggy Hester of Topeka. The bride is the daughter of Glenn and Victoria York of Mt. Vernon, Ill.
Amber Beverley and Nicholas Richter announce their engagement.
Farmers and ranchers have always adhered to sound principles of animal husbandry while providing the best care for their livestock. Society's views on animal welfare, on the other hand, continue to evolve.
The USS Tarawa Veterans Association will hold its 26th annual reunion on April 16-April 19. For membership and reunion information contact Lester Ward, President, at 101 Meadow Lane, Randolph, Ma. 02368 or 781-961-2583; or Walter Tothero, Membership/Treasurer, at 106 N. Tranquil Trail, Crawfordsville, In. 47933, 765-362-6937 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ellinwood Heritage Club will hose a Christmas Dinner at noon on Monday, at 103 N. Main. Turkey, stuffing, potatoes and rolls will be provided. Salads, vegetables and desserts can be brought by guests. Entertainment will be provided by the high school music department.
K-State Research and Extension is offering these events, available to all interested persons. For more information about these, as well as more localized events, check with your local K-State Research and Extension office.
The Busy Buzzers 4-H club decided November would be a great time to give back to the community with a service project. At their monthly November meeting, they decided to sew shirt protectors for the local care facility Almost Home. Several of club members arrived an hour early to the meeting to begin sewing. There were experienced sewers and kids who had never sewn before helping with the project. By the end of the night, around 12-14 shirt protectors had been sewn. Several parents and volunteers helped make the project a success. The residents and staff of Almost Home were ...
Monday - New Year, New Calendar - 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center
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.
The following meals will be served Dec. 8 through Dec. 12. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
Today more than 380 Farm Bureau members of Kansas wrapped up business for their farm organization after debating and adopting policy statements for 2015. These policies will now become the organization's roadmap for the 2015 legislative session.