Carley Day will celebrate her 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 6, at Central Baptist Church, 3301 Lakin, Great Bend. No gifts are requested.
Evelyn Kultgen of Great Bend will celebrate her 93rd birthday on March 30, with a card shower.
Kenneth and Rhonda Penka of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Christine Penka, to Colby Max Shepherd, son of Carla Shephard of Wichita and the late Mark Shepherd. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Darrell and Colleen Rexwinkle and Evelyn Penka, all of Great Bend and the late Edward Penka. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Gene and Carol Schrock of Partridge and Donald and Odema Shepherd of Pharr, Texas.
Central Kansas Christian Academy (CKCA) will hold its annual kindergarten round-up the week of April 7-11th. Parents of 2014/2015 kindergarten age students are invited to come by the school at 215 McKinley or call 792-3477 to schedule an appointment. Call the office for any additional information.
Central Kansas Christian Academy (CKCA)at 215 McKinley in Great Bend will be hosting its annual come-and-go open house between 6:30 and 8 p.m. on April 3rd. Teachers and staff will be on hand to provide tours of the facility and answer any questions perspective students and parents may have. Refreshments will be provided and served by administrative personnel as well as School Board members and their families.
Jessica Ann Clarke and Christopher James Fox were united in marriage on Aug. 24, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by Pastor James Strasen. The bride is the daughter of Monte and Joan Clarke of Great Bend. The groom is the son of James and Paula Fox of Olathe. Grandparents of the bride are Alene Clarke of Great Bend and the late Darrell Clarke, and the late Joe and Margaret Lewis. Grandparents of the groom are Jim and Connie Collins and Woody and Darlene Boyett, all of Topeka, and the late Robert ...
David and Brenda Roat of Hoisington announce the engagement of their daughter, Doris Jean Roat, to Nicholas Jordan Miller, son of Bill and Melissa Miller of Aurora, Mo.
John and Thea Beckman of Scott City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Dela Beckman, to Jordan Lee Dahlke, son of Cheryl and Jonathan Dahlke. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Beverly and Everett Cunningham of Oakley, the late James E. Noel, Wilma Beckman of Phillipsburg and the late Harold Beckman. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Alice Bednasek of Holyrood and the late Vernon Bednasek and Grace Dahlke of Hutchinson and the late Rev. Victor Dahlke.
Linda Bahr announces the engagement of her daughter, Kristan Bahr to Kyler Connell, son of Mark and Kim Connell. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Gerald Bahr.
Every spring, the ritual continues. Viewed up close or at a distance, prairie fires are riveting. Across the vast, open grasslands we call the Flint Hills, fires can be seen for miles. The flames lick at the blue Kansas sky as the brown, dry grass crinkles, cracks and bursts into orange.
State Conservationist Eric B. Banks, Salina, announced the extended deadline for enrollments in the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative (LPCI) for fiscal year 2014. Producers interested in participating in the program can submit applications to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through April 18th.
The Science and Mathematics Education Institute at Fort Hays State University is offering five camps on the FHSU campus this summer for elementary and middle school students.
Fort Hays State University selected 25 students to serve as VIP Student Ambassadors for the 2014-2015 academic year.
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 next Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse will be April 12 at a new location, the First Assembly of God church, 601 S. Patton Road. Coffee and social time is at 9 a.m., with the meeting getting underway at 9:30.
The annual Presbyterian Women's Rummage Sale will be held Saturday, April 5, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church at 24th and Washington. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the sale will continue until noon.
Members of the First United Methodist Church have a heart for mission work, member Judy Turner said. Several projects have been tackled since the first of the year.
"Increase the Reach Summit," presented by the Rev. Scott Hinkle, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12, at Faith Community Church. The Rev. Hinkle will also be speaking in the church's Sunday morning worship service, at 10:30 a.m. April 13. Pastor Sandy Kennedy said both services are open to the public.
For thousands of years, the Passover meal has been celebrated by the Jewish people in commemoration of the Old Testament account of their escape from Egyptian slavery, the beginning of their long trek towards "the promised land," and their hope in a Messiah who would deliver them from bondage forever.
Siblings Ed Galliart and Crystal Galliart have been chosen to administrate the Great Bend Christians ministry, said Mike Richardson of City Church Ministries.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant scored 28 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat San Antonio 106-94 on Thursday night, ending the Spurs' winning streak at 19 games.
The Great Bend High School girls' swim team hosted a swim meet on Thursday at Kirkman Activity Center.
PREP TRACK & FIELD
The invitation to this year's Final Four seemed to have specific rules: No upstarts or Cinderellas. Big boys only.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Gregg Marshall, whose Wichita State team was the first to reach the NCAA tournament undefeated in 33 years, has been selected The Associated Press' coach of the year.
It will take more than a couple of bitter, one-run defeats in Motown to make the Kansas City Royals feel any less optimistic about what could be a watershed season.
DETROIT - Brad Ausmus is hoping he'll have a chance to use every position player on his roster before too long - no sense letting backups become rusty at the beginning of the season.
TOPEKA - The State Library of Kansas announces the First Annual Talking Books Traveling Art Show, "Through Different Eyes: Achieving a New Perspective," featuring artwork created by Kansans with visual and/or physical impairments. The exhibition will be at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., from Saturday, April 5, through April 20, with free admission.