Donna Maxwell will celebrate her 80th birthday on Dec. 18 with a card shower. Cards may be sent to her at 1395 Lewis St., Odin, KS 67525.
Sigma Alpha Lambda announces that Miles Van Jackson of Great Bend has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at the Mississippi State University. Sigma Alpha Lambda is a national leadership and honors organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development, and lifelong professional fulfillment.
Monday Santa Are We Ready - 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room Tuesday Bowling - 4 p.m., Walnut Bowl Wednesday Christmas Cards - 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room Friday Christmas Dance - 7 p.m., Activity Center
Monday Kansas Quackers - 1 p.m., Senior Center Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Pinochle - 1 p.m., Senior Center Angel Pin - 1:15 p.m., High Rise Wednesday Pitch - 7 p.m., Senior Center Thursday Dominoes - 1 p.m., Senior Center Ice Cream Social - 3 p.m., Senior Center Friday Scams - 1 p.m., Senior Center Bridge - 1 p.m. Recreation Center Bingo - 1:30 p.m., High Rise
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. 13 through Dec. 17. 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.
New Fiction: Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins; Crescent Dawn, Clive Cussler; The Shooting In The Shop, Simon Brett; The Last Matryoshka, Joyce Yarrow; The Blue Hackle, Lillian Carl; Death At An Early Age, Kinley Roby; Riders Of Deseret, Dane Coolidge; My Occasional Torment, Bee Robb; Guns Of Thunder, Lauran Paine Non Fiction: Cooking Light Annual Recipes New Cd's: Crescent Dawn, Clive Cussler; Personal Injuries, Scott Turow New To Us Vhs's: Jack Frost; One Hundred And One Dalmatians; ...
Great Bend native Heather Stos has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and was honored during a recent new member recognition event at Kansas State University.
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 Mary Miles, Executive Director of the Heart of Kansas Medical Clinic. She will be speaking on the effect of budget cuts on the services provided for people in need. The luncheon is informal and time will be allowed for discussion from the floor The public is invited to attend the meeting and ask questions.
LAST FARM SPRAYER SCHOOL FOR A LONG TIME On Wednesday, Jan. 5, Dr. Bob Wolf from K-State Ag Engineering will be here to conduct a sprayer school at the old 4-H Grounds north of Great Bend on Highway 281. We will be in the big 4-H building with plenty of heat. Dr. Wolf is retiring soon, so this maybe the last sprayer event that we have for a long time. Bob will talk about various ...
A roast pig benefit dinner for Robert Yarmer, who is recovering in Denver from a farm accident, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 19 at the Knights of Columbus in Olmitz. Free will donations will be taken or can be mailed to the Community Bank, 112 Main, Otis, Ks., 67565.
Sunday Cheyenne Stamp Club - 2:30 p.m. North Main Pizza Hut Monday Great Bend Optimist - noon at the Highland Hotel North Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary Club - noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Evening Quilt Guild - 6:30 p.m. CPI Annex, 1809 24th. Informational meeting Homemakers Unlimited FCE - 7:30 p.m. Hostess-Grace Anderson. Christmas party PEO Chapter HR - 7 p.m. at the home of ArNell Briel. Co-host-Linda Reschke. Program-Crystal Cross ...
Llecenia and Luis Reza were united in marriage on Nov. 23 in a single ring ceremony at the Barton County Courthouse. Mother of the bride is Wendy Solberg. Parents of the groom are Jose Gerardo Peza and Adriana Martinez. The bride was given in marriage by her mother.
Tracey and Kelly Hoffman and Bill and Tami Miller, all of Claflin, announce the engagement of their children, Nicole Hoffman and Colby Miller.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 3111 met at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Post home. Debra J. Davis was accepted into membership. The charter was draped in memory of Auxiliary members Delores Waggoner and Ann Edwards. The following donations were made: $100 to each of the following, V.A. Hospitals in Leavenworth, Topeka, Wichita, Winfield and Fort Dodge soldiers Home for Christmas; Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen, $100 to help with Christmas dinner; and "Military ...
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 ...