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.
Mike Smith, the nation's leading weather expert, will speak at the American AgCredit Insurance Meeting on Wednesday at the Stone Ridge Country Club. Mike is the author of "WARNINGS: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather" (Greenleaf 2010), founder of WeatherData and is the Senior Vice President of AccuWeather. Mike holds the highest awards in meteorology from the American Meteorology Society along with earning 19 U.S. and foreign patents. Mike is a keynote speaker and has spoken all over the United States. His topic for the AgCredit Meeting will be the 2012 Spring and Summer Weather ...
The Parnassus Club met on Feb. 14 at Sharon Jones residence. Nancy Converse, presided. Roma Murphy was introduced as guest at the meeting.
Helen Jonas will celebrate her 80th birthday on Feb. 29 with a card shower.
Greg and Melinda Sinn of Manhattan announce the engagement of their daughter Crystal Kay Sinn, to Daniel Dean Siebert, son of Jim and Taunya Siebert of Wichita, formerly of Hoisington.
Leanna Jo Cummings and Ryan Bussman of Wichita announce their engagement. Parents of the bride-elect are Donald Cummings of Land O' Lakes, Fla., and Connie Holler of Wichita. Parents of the groom are Rick and Derinda Bussman of Great Bend.
Roger Hickey and Barbara and Ron Tournear, all of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marcia Hickey, to Mike Dietz, son of Delane and Lana Dietz of Great Bend.
Ray and Jacque Scheideman celebrated their 50th anniversary on Feb. 24.
Barton County Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday in the main museum library, just south of the Ark River Bridge on Highway 281. David Barnes, Director of Shafer Gallery at Barton Community College will provide the program, Native American Art and Culture.
The following meals will be served Feb. 27 through March 2. 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.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Feb. 7 at the home of Linda Jerke. Janice Walker was co-hostess. President Janis Link conducted the meeting.
By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
Bridget Beran, a senior at Central Plains High School, was awarded Kansas State University's Leadership Scholarship during ceremonies Feb. 15 at K-State. Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, presented the award. During K-State's annual Scholarship Day, students and their parents were guests of the university at a banquet. Throughout the day, they attended meetings with academic deans and student life officials.
SHAFTER, Calif. – A bustling city is sprouting on five acres here, carved out of a vast almond grove. Tanker trucks and heavy equipment come and go, a row of office trailers runs the length of the site and an imposing 150-foot drilling rig illuminated by football-field-like lights rises over the trees.
Ohio geologists have found a probable connection between fracking and several mild earthquakes in a region that had never experienced a temblor until recently, according to a state report.
Children at Tiffany's Day Care in the 900 block of Williams enjoy an early Easter visit from the Eastern Bunny. The business is operated by Tiffany Nily.
The Heartland Center for Spirituality is offering an overnight bird watching tour in the Great Bend and Cheyenne Bottoms wetland area, May 9-10.
Great Bend Knights of Columbus is selling tickets to a chicken fried chicken dinner to raise money for repaving the Columbus Club parking lot. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the K of C Hall, 723 Main.
There will be a Breakout in Worship at 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Perkins restaurant, 2920 10th St. Worship will be led by Christina Ball, and the message will be delivered by Christy Burris of Stafford. A freewill love offering will be collected.
First Baptist Church will hold a Good Friday service from 1-3 p.m. April 18 at the church, 1600 19th St. The pastor is Leroy Keith.
• Sponsors of Royal Family Kids Camp, which provides summer fun for children in foster care, will hold a 5K run/walk at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, at Brit Spaugh Park. For more information contact Melissa Widiger, First Assembly of God, Great Bend, by calling 792-5211. On the web: greatbend.royalfamilykids.org.
Thursday, April 17
Christ's sacrifice will be presented by the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church choir at 10:50 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at the church, 1 mile west of 10th St. and Patton Road. Pastor Terry Ruebush will narrate using Mark, chapter 11-14.
Thursday, April 17
MACKSVILLE - The Fifth Annual Macksville Bikes & Blues Rally will be held May 3-4 at City Park in Macksville. The event starts at noon Saturday and continues until noon the following day. Food vendors will be available for lunch and supper, and camping in the park is free, according to Macksville residents Don and Rhea Overbey with Oberbey Ministries.
Several runners and walkers came out for the first Roger Berger Memorial 5K, April 12 at the Barton Lake Trails.
Members of Rosewood Miracle Workers, a Kiwanis Aktion Club at Rosewood Services, will be selling peanuts from 10 a.m. to about 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25. They will be in front of the Walmart Supercenter at both entrances. The club is also selling trail mix. It is available at the Rosewood Gallery.