Tom and Kay Burns of Great Bend, and Kelly and Shawn Conine of Scott City, announce the engagement of their children, Alli Burns and Zach Conine. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Lois Brichacek of Great Bend and Clarence Burns of Great Bend, and the late Elizabeth Burns. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Kenny and Jacque Snow of Scott City.
Johnny and Sherri Matlock of Hays announce the engagement of their daughter, Jordan Matlock, to Jay Petz, son of Jerome and Tammy Petz of Schoenchen. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Larry and Eileen Wineland of Hays and Johnny and Lula Belle Matlock of Harrison, Ark. Great-grandmother of the bride-elect is Marjorie Wineland of Hays. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Bob Jarmer and Jeannie Munsch of Great Bend and Lee and Pat Petz of Ellinwood.
Wilma Fraser of Larned will celebrate her 100th birthday with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on March 9 at Glory Be, 7th and Broadway, in Larned. Hosts for the event will be her daughters, Janet Spomer and Judy Flamer. Friends, relatives, former students and community members are invited to attend.
Eric and Lisa Tolan announce the birth of their daughter, Alia Grace Tolan, on Jan. 4 in Bentonville, Ark. She weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. She has two big brothers, 16-year-old Alexander Roberts and 18-month-old Awesome Tolan.
Great Bend High School senior, Nathan Brungardt, has attained Eagle Scout, the highest Boy Scout advancement. He joined Cub Scout Pack #157 in 2001 and in 2007 crossed over to Boy Scout Troop #157, led by Steve Divis. His Eagle Scout project consisted of converting an old mule barn at the Great Bend Zoo into an enclosed housing for the owls. All materials for his project were recycled or donated.
Lindsay Schartz, Vice-President of Farmers Bank and Trust, NA in Great Bend, recently completed the 2013 Bank Compliance School held on Feb. 3 - 8 in Topeka, Kansas. The Bank Compliance School is sponsored by the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations and is endorsed by the West Virginia and Wyoming Bankers Associations.
Many cattle producers have experienced record returns on their calves the past year, but even times of high profitability demand a search for opportunities to enhance the management of a beef operation. Several of these opportunities will be discussed at the upcoming K-State Beef Conference, hosted Aug. 11 and 13 at various locations across Kansas.
This column isn't about today's political climate and agriculture. Instead let's focus on the political impact farmers have had on this nation as we celebrate Independence Day, specifically our Presidents. How many of this nation's leaders were farmers? What history and myth surrounds their backgrounds? Maybe more than you think aside from the more obvious ones.
It's Fair time again in Barton County! The youth from all of our communities have been working hard on their various projects, and will be displaying them for the community to see. Whether you enjoy photography, artwork, or livestock, there is something for everyone at the fair.
Since its reintroduction on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol in 1961 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, the Confederate flag has been the source of controversy with a regularity approaching that of a Madonna comeback album. Sadly, it has been thrust into the news once more because some kid who loved it went crazy and committed an atrocity. A racially charged atrocity. Yes. Again.
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.
Craig Corbett of Topeka and Robert and Debbie Conde of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Samantha Corbett to Nathan Miller, son of Carl and Susan Miller of Ellsworth and Edie Miller of Great Bend.