Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on Feb. 22 at the Post Home.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu. The program will be provided by Phyllis Bosley, who will be speaking on the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome on children and ultimately the family. The luncheon is informal and time will be allowed for discussion from the floor. The public is invited to attend and participate.
The American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend held their annual Valentine Dinner and Dance on Feb. 12. The 2011 King and Queen were Norma and Norman Kimber of Hoisington.
Special Needs Calendar Monday REACH - 7 p.m., St. Pats Tuesday Bowling - 4 p.m., Walnut Bowl Wednesday Lite and Lively - 6:30 p.m., Burnside Room Easy Cooking-Flour Power - 7:30 p.m., Kitchen Thursday no activities Friday Mardi Gras Rec Night - 7:30 p.m., Activity Center
The following meals will be served March 7 through March 11. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's 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.
"Dedicated to serving" and "making a difference." These, and more, are the qualities possessed by Rosewood's latest "Shining Stars." Tammy Hammond, Executive Director of Rosewood, recently announced that Erika Julian (Senior Residential Manager) and Paula Fellers (Rosewood Furniture Gallery Assistant) were chosen by their peers to receive the award for the first quarter of 2011. Erika was nominated because she and another dedicated staff person spent eight hours of their free time cooking a lavish ...
State Conservationist Eric B. Banks for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the cutoff date of April 8, for the multi-state forestry Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI).
Phyllis Hager has joined Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate as a Sales Associate. The office is located at 4000 10th Street, Great Bend. A licensed Realtor since 2000, Phyllis was formerly a sales associate with Claremont Realty in Stafford.
The Kansas Wildlife Federation (KWF) proudly announces winners of the 2010 Conservation Achievement Program Awards. KWF recently honored thirteen recipients at a reception and banquet in their honor in Great Bend on February 26.
These days no one goes anywhere without a driver's license. Forget just the airport - today you need an ID to buy a beer or even use your credit card. And it doesn't matter that you are closer to 80 than 21. Getting carded by bartenders has gone from flattery to annoyance. And it continues. But the driver's license, of course, contains more than just proof of your DOB. There's a photo too. A postage ...
For years, Social Security has stressed the convenience, security, and safety of getting benefit payments electronically. Soon, direct deposit (or Direct Express) will not only be the best way to receive Federal benefit payments - it will be the only way.
Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) is offering a possibly life-saving service during three weeks in March, which is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The service is free of charge.
Great Bend Middle School announces the January Above and Beyond Awards for January. These students are nominated by their teacher by going above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. Along with a certificate the students receive a pizza and pop luncheon with the Principals.
The capacity will grow, the location will change and the accommodations will be more pleasant. These are the main changes in the works for the Sleep/Wake Disorders Center at Central Kansas Medical Center.
"I love being a Paleontologist!" said Cole Morton, grandson of Elton and Wendy Beougher, Hays. The Beougher family was visiting the new Fossil Dig Pit attraction opened recently at Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History.
The Dunlap family recently awarded the fourth scholarship from the Ryan Hugh Dunlap Memorial Scholarship Fund. Dunlap's family created a scholarship fund for students wishing to enter the fields of education and/or sports medicine. As a graduate of Great Bend High School, Barton Community College, and Southwestern College, Dunlap was tirelessly dedicated to his students and athletes. His lifework was as an athletic trainer and physical education teacher. He took pride in the camaraderie of ...
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood Community Historical Society made the decision to sponsor a new and different promotion of Ellinwood. Plans are to have a mural painted on the south side of the Dick Building, which is on the northwest corner of Main and Santa Fe. The mural will depict the past and present of Ellinwood. Several different styles and types of murals were submitted for study. The one chosen will have a postcard motif featuring different scenes.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital patient rooms are now all equipped with a LED flat screen television mounted on the wall. A flat screen television in each patient room has been a goal and project of the Foundation and Auxiliary for the past several years, with these two organizations purchasing a few units each year through donations. At the end of this past year, all but five patient rooms had flat screen televisions.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Joe Blanton got some backing from the Los Angeles Angels' bats and bullpen, and finally got his first win of the season.
First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St., Great Bend, will host a three-day revival May 29-31. The meeting start at 7 each evening with area pastors speaking. The theme for the revival is "no boundaries." The public is invited.
Great Bend Fire Department
OKLAHOMA CITY - Kansas State relievers Nate Williams and Jake Matthys combined for 3 2/3 scoreless innings to bolster a solid start by freshman Blake McFadden as the top-seeded Wildcats edged Texas Tech 4-3 on Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
The cancer fight from Barton Community College baseball player Skylar Hill continues, as does the support from various sources from around the country.
Below are the Great Bend High School seniors who received local scholarships.
ELLINWOOD - LaVon Charlotte (Soeken) Sessler, 94, died May 22 at the Ellinwood District Hospital. Born June 13, 1918, at Great Bend, she was the daughter of Otto G. and Lydia S. Frerichs Soeken. On Jan. 21, 1940, she married Charles W. Sessler in Ellinwood. He died on June 25, 2002. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a farm wife. Mrs. Sessler was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and LWML, and was ...
Franklin Leonard Feist, 67, died May 23 at his home in Great Bend, following a battle with renal cell carcinoma. He was born Nov. 4, 1945, at Great Bend, the son of Leon and Anna (Bieberle) Feist. He attended Sts. Peter and Paul Elementary School and was a 1963 graduate of Claflin High School. He married Linda Jennings on Feb. 13, 1971, at Lebanon. A lifetime Barton County resident, he was an oilfield supply salesman ...
Thursday, May 23
The Tomy trains will roll again at the Stone Church in Luray this week-end. Station doors open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday, giving railroad enthusiasts of all ages another chance to play with a large collection of battery-operated trains on loan from Bruce Libal; the last run of the day on both days is at 4 p.m. Free rail passes will be issued at the door, and concessions will be ...