St. John Episcopal Church, 17th and Adams St., Great Bend, invites the public to come and help members celebrate the birth of the Savior this Christmas Eve. The church service begins at 7:30 p.m., and members are hosting a gathering party before the service at 6:30 p.m.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will show the 2009 movie "The Blind Side" as part of the continuing "Movies with a Message" series. It will be shown at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at the Dominican Sister Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave.
GREENWELL SPRINGS, La. - Lisa Burks Strecker, a native of Baton Rouge and a resident of Greenwell Springs, passed away on Dec. 17, 2013 at the age of 55. She was known in the community for breeding and raising boer goats and livestock and being an active East Baton Rouge Parish 4-H club leader. Lisa was an amazing cook, but her true passion was her family. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother who will be missed dearly by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
HOISINGTON - Hazeltene "Babe" (Driscoll) Schremmer died Dec. 19, 2013, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington after a long illness. She was born Nov. 16, 1922, in Dorrance, the daughter of Daniel Joseph Driscoll and Hazel Etta (Sinclair) Driscoll.
ELLINWOOD - Eric "Butch" Muehleisen, 54, died Dec. 19 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was born Feb. 25, 1959, at Seattle, Wash., the son of Eric E. and Dolores (Selby) Muehleisen. He married Sharon Choitz on March 30, 1979, at Ellsworth. He worked for Golden Belt Printing, Great Bend, as a graphic artist.
For over 40 years, the Rev. William "Bill" Johnson has been leading churches and serving the communities in which he's lived. With the beginning of the new year, Johnson will retire from his position as the senior pastor of the First Christian Church in Great Bend.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club members recently attended a National Cluster Meeting in Omaha, Neb. More than 2,800 of its student leaders, members and advisers to the Century Link Center Nov. 21-24 to participate in the largest of three regional conferences being held around the country.
With Democrats cratering in the polls over their collapsing health care law, they are trying to pivot to the only part of their policy agenda that still enjoys broad public support: the minimum wage. But their advocacy and its popularity rest on the incorrect belief that a significant number of families live on the minimum wage. Instead, the primary impact would be to exacerbate a crisis of youth unemployment spurred largely by the last minimum wage increase.