This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Rod & Custom Association, 9951 B-29 Way, Great Bend Expo Complex, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Lana Dietz with greeters Erin Powers and Connie Oetken. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Aletha Loving will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m., on Saturday, June 18 at the New Jerusalem Church, 300 Sana Fe, in Pawnee Rock. Hosting the event will be her children and their spouses, Lola and Paul Todd of Broken Arrow, Okla., Marty and Karen Loving of Pawnee Rock, Patti Loving and Mike Bingham of Maize, and Anita and Randy Wilson of Larned. She has 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and eight great-great-granchildren
Several hours before addressing the nation on TV about Libya, President Obama received a prestigious open-records award presented by five freedom-of-information advocate organizations for running a commendably "transparent," accessible administration.
HOISINGTON - Ivan H. Christy, 88, died April 30, 2015, at Country Place Senior Living, Hoisington. He was born Feb. 9, 1927, at Kansas City, Mo., to Ivan H. and Anna (Tillisch) Christy. He married Mary Louise Kircher Feb. 7, 1949, at Paola. They were later divorced. Ivan then married Gwenola Bagley Ochs March 21, 1970, at Hoisington. She died April 30, 2007.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes street closures for June Jaunt and Summer Street Stroll, Great Bend Events Center improvements and upgrades for the Police Department.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the Great Bend Zoo and World Binturong Day, proclamations for Mental Health Month and National Bike Month and the K-4 scenic overlook project.
I like to say that I was born on Mt. Sinai, along with the Ten Commandments. Unlike the tablets, though, which were delivered by Moses, I was delivered by Dr. Rizika, an obstetrician at that Baltimore hospital with the biblical name in December of 1961.
Exhibitions opening on May 3, at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg include paintings and prints from the permanent collection and other sources by well-known Oklahoma/New Mexico artist Doel Reed (1894-1985), steel sculpture by Don Osborn of Roxbury, paintings by Eric Carbrey of Wichita, and mixed-media works by Robert Joy of Ellinwood. The shows will be on display through July 19, with an opening artist talk and reception on Sunday afternoon, May 3. The artists will discuss their work from 2 to 3 p.m. with a reception following.
Golfer Chuck Wilson made the shot of his life on Satruday, April 25 at Stonridge gold course. Wilson hit a hole-in-one on the 18th hole with his wife, Meg, as a witness. The divet in the bottom of the photo shows just how close Wilson was from hitting the hole directly.
While the nation sleeps, a virulent epidemic snakes across our width and breadth like a twisting toxic tornado. Everyday, the tragic sufferers of this dreaded disease stagger dazedly down streets walking into poles and Armenians and through glass doors, oblivious to all around them. Often wandering into the path of oncoming traffic. Many times, they are the traffic that is oncoming.
This year my mother (still going strong at age 88) marks 50 years as an antique collector. Since I grew up in a world of hand-stitched quilts, milk churns, Depression glass and yellowing Montgomery Ward catalogues, I have learned to appreciate the classics.