By Jim Misunas
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
When Laura Diprimo, 43, and Thomas Lee, 28, were arrested for child endangerment in Louisville, Ky., it appeared to be yet another instance of a mother leaving an infant locked in a hot car.
Each fall the members of the Presbyterian Church receive an Undercover Mission Possible assignment patterned after the old TV series "Mission Impossible." They are challenged to purchase "undercover clothing" such as underwear and sweat pants for all ages of elementary school children.
The Torres Family Ministries will perform at Great Bend King United Methodist Church, 16th and Odell, during the this week's worship hour at 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Scott Tempero said the public is invited to came and share in the performance. "They are a very good and talented music family from Haysville, Kan. Please come join us."
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Josh Hamilton and the Texas hitters looked lost. They chased pitches that bounced, broke their bats and seemed totally overmatched.
DETROIT - ESPN is reporting that Detroit Lions running back Jerome Harrison has a brain tumor.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA labor talks turned nasty and broke off Thursday when three days of meetings failed to yield a deal to end a 112-day lockout, raising the likelihood that even more games will be canceled in an already fractured season.
GREAT BEND - Ethel M. Dyer, 96, died Oct. 20, 2011 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Services are pending with Charter Funerals, Great Bend.
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LYONS - Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide update class from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 at Lyons Good Samaritan.
ELLINWOOD - Sunflower Bank recently gave one Ellinwood student the chance to watch his favorite team in style.
ELLINWOOD - The parents of Ellinwood High School School students will have an After Prom meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Ellinwood Library conference room. Plans are under way for the 2012 After Prom party and they would appreciate any help. Join them on Tuesday to help plan a safe and successful After Prom party. If you are unable to attend please contact Jamie Rowan, Julie Blakeslee or the High School at 564-3136.
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.