Barton County Collegiate Farm Bureau will have an All You Can Eat Pancakes/Sausage Fund-Raiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the college's Technical Building CNH Lab, T-186.
Kathy Beckman of Norton, and Pam Jackson, Cristy Suchy, and Constance Winkler, all of Great Bend, attended the Young Living Oils Raindrop Technique Training in Dallas, Tx on October 7-9. This technique was inspired by the Native American Lakota tradition and patented by D. Gary Young. The seminar was attended by over 1,400 people from all over the world. Dr. Young was on hand to teach this effective technique used for energizing and balancing the body.
October Marriage Licenses
Zeta Gamma Sorority met Nov. 9th at the home of Janette Shirer, with 10 members in attendance. Nancy Farmer was welcomed back as a returning member.
Ian Sheppard, Great Bend High School senior, was selected for the Kansas Music Educators Association District Honor Jazz Band. The concert was held Saturday at the Dodge City Middle School auditorium
April Stos and Troy Terry were united in marriage on Aug. 21 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Parents of the couple are Mike and Pam Stos of Hoisington and Harold and Lauri Terry of Salina. The bride is the granddaughter of Edna Nuss of Hoisington and the late Milton Nuss and of Marcella Stos of Otis and the late Bernard Stos. The groom is the grandson of Joe and Naoma Foltz of Abilene and Harold and Nellie Terry of Solomon and the great-grandson of George Wright of Boring, Ore. and the late Helen Wright.
Jim and Keela Jackson will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a Come and Go reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the First Assembly of God Church, 601 Patton Road.
Donald "Van" Van Koelliker Jr. and Viola "Vi" Marie Hawthorne/Weller "Vi" announce their engagement.
Lavern Sovereign will celebrate her 90th birthday on Nov. 23 with a card shower. On Nov. 25 she will be honored with a dinner for the immediate family.
Donna Funk announces the engagement of her daughter, Jamie Jacobsen, to Heath Buehler, son of Jere and Bonnie Buehler. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Jim Funk.
Ruth Axman will celebrate her 80th birthday on Nov. 20 with a family dinner. Ruth grew up in Rush County, graduated from Bison High School and attended Barton County College. She was employed by Walmart, Eldercare and DCCA. She has seven daughters, Kathy and Verlyn Rossman of Albert, Karen and Bill Norris of St. John, Melanie and John Zeller of McCracken, Amy and Tim Frieb of Olmitz, Shelly and Curtis Robinson of Great Bend, Lisa Gander of Valley Center, and Hope and Bob Ney of Hoisington; 16 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
Harold "Bud" and Lois Wolfe will celebrate their 45th anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 20 with an open house at the Church of the Nazarene, 4811 Broadway in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be Tom and Tina Curran.
Jay and Kathy Mai of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacqueline Mai, to Shane Becker, son of Elmer and Marvella Becker of Great Bend.
Principal's Honor Roll
High school artists from around the state will have a chance to experience the life of a professional artist when their work is featured and judged in the Shafer Art Gallery's "Vortex High School Art Exhibit."
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Smoke from a large grass fire burning north of Interstate 70 on Monday caused a chain reaction accident involving five vehicles, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
Kansas historian Leo Oliva will present the program, "What Did They Eat on the Santa Fe Trail?" when the Barton County Historical Society hosts a joint meeting with the Quivira Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association next week. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Ray Schulz Research Library at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge on U.S. 281 (Main Street) in Great Bend.
Monday, April 21
Plans for holding Earth Day 2014 switched to high gear following Mayor Mike Allison's proclamation encouraging residents from Great Bend and nearby communities to celebrate Earth Day 2014 on Sunday at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo. This event is from noon to 4 p.m. and free to all. Food will be sold during the afternoon.
A dinner and raffle fundraiser for Kadin White medical expenses will be held at 6 p.m. on May 17 at the Ellinwood American Legion. Free will donations will be taken for the dinner. Raffle tickets are $10 or five for $40. To donate for raffle tickets message Roch Miller II at 620-786-0405; Ryan Wirtz at 620-617-1355; Shannon Peterson at 620-639-5919; Joe Vinduska at 785-393-4882; or call Toyia Roblyer at 620-796-2133.
You'd think Americans have enough stuff to worry about. Severe drought desiccating a third of the country. A political system whose major talent is demonstrating stasis in action. The rich using the poor as fleshy paving stones for the road to mansions on the hill. Ben Affleck as Batman.
Have you heard we live in an oligarchy? Perhaps you've been told America is a plutocracy? Is that because of widespread demagogy?
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Park Elementary School, 1801 Williams. Items on the agenda include prgram changes at Great Bend Middle School; approval of administrator retirement and licensed teacher resignatioins; and supplement salary committee recommendations. Park Elementary School Principal Phil Heeke and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Park.
TOPEKA – Law enforcement officers across the state will be collecting unused medications for safe disposal on Saturday, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Monday.
BUSHTON - Central Plains Middle School would like to recognize Kylie Lamatsch, Aubrey Oberle and Kealy Burris as the April Students of the Month.