Margaret Reichuber will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the American Legion, 204 North Main, in Hoisington. Hosts for the event will be her children Edd and Aileen Reichuber of Hutchinson, Kenny Reichuber of Burrton, Dick and Mary Jane Reichuber of Hoisington and Gary and Janie Reichuber of Wichita. She has 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at Oct. 18 at the home of Jeanne Schmitt. Susan Brown was co-hostess. President Janis Link led the meeting.
Natasha Marie Bjork Avila and Jarod Micheal Beneke were united in marriage on Sept. 24 at the Community Christian Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by pastor Jack Sweany. Mother of the bride is Jennifer Bjork Adams of Great Bend. Parents of the groom are Corky and Kathy Bloom of Hutchinson.
Addison Baxter, a senior at GBHS, has been selected for the Kansas Music Educators Association District Honor Jazz Band which meets this Saturday in Dodge City. Members were selected through recorded auditions. After a day of rehearsal, the jazz band and middle school band and choir will give a concert at the Dodge City Middle School auditorium starting at 3:45 p.m. There is a small admission fee, and the public is invited to attend.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu.
Richard and Kathy Ahlvers will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 3 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 19 with a reception at the Great Bend Best Western courtyard, 2920 10th Street. The couple requests no gifts.
Zeta Gamma Sorority met at the home of Nancy Williams on Oct. 11th. The program, "The History of Epsilon Sigma Alpha," was given by Program Chairman, Marty Schloemer.
Anneda Drewel of Holton, Gary Julian, Jerry Sanders and Jim and Shari Chansler, all of Stafford, announce the engagement of their children, Melissa Julian and Aaron Sanders, both of Lenexa.
The following meals will be served Nov. 7 through Nov. 11. 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.
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.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on Oct. 25 at the Post Home.
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GREAT BEND -- Funeral services for Willis A. Stout, 70, who passed away on March 16, 2014 will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Crosspoint Church, east of Harts Corner, two miles south on Highway 281.
LARNED - Eldon A. Hays, 86, died on April 1, at Diversicare of Larned. Cremation has taken place. Service arrangements will be announced at a later date.
LARNED - Karlene K. Meckfessel, 68, passed away April 1, 2014 at her home.
John lived in the Pratt and Sawyer area in his younger years and graduated from Moscow High School and Fort Hays State University. He served seven years in the Army Reserves out of Hays.
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Congressman Tim Huelskamp will hold his next Barton County town hall from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, at the Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo, in Exop III, west of Great Bend. He is continuing the tradition of visiting each of the District's 63 counties each year. So far, Representative Huelskamp has completed 221 town halls during his time in office.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office will conduct a concealed carry firearms safety class starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the office, 1416 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. This class is a prerequisite for application for a Kansas concealed carry handgun license.
The Renaissance Financial advisors enthusiasm for their career and master of their trade is apparent as they have been awarded for their tremendous work in 2013.
The veteran's representative from the Kansas Commission on Veteran's Affairs will not be making his normal second Thursday visit in April to the Kansas Works Office. Instead, he will be in Great Bend on the third Thursday, April 17th. He will return to the second Thursday schedule in May and the months following.
Next-generation technology is now providing the power behind SeaPort Airlines, the Portland, Oregon-based regional airline which recently completed its successful migration to the Amadeus Altéa portfolio of airline IT solutions. The company's first flight using the new system was operated between Memphis and Jackson, Tenn., on Sunday, March 23rd.
It's funny how loopholes are always just big enough to accommodate a lobbyist. In Texas, the legislature recently banned lobbyists for testing companies from serving on education accountability advisory boards, but Bill Hammond, a lobbyist representing Pearson's interests, is serving on an accountability panel. It may sadden you to know that Texas is messing with ethics, but fear not: It appears no one is listening to Hammond anyway.
Over in the sports section they greet each baseball season with rankings, predictions and detailed summaries of off-season roster moves. Here on the opinion page we usually prefer to wax about emerald green grass, the crack of the bat and the vernal reawakening of our Great American Pastime.