Calista Stuart, of Great Bend, will celebrate her 85th birthday on June 15 with a card shower.
Wayne and Carol Prather of Sterling announce the engagement of their daughter, Mallory Kay Prather, to Benjamin Charles Gaeth, son of Randall and Teresa Gaeth of Solon, Ohio. Mallory is the granddaughter of William and Dorothy Stoss of Great Bend.
Dennis and Dianne Call will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a trip to Winter Park, Colo. in July with their children, Chad and Shannon Somers of Great Bend, John and Stephanie Hixson of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Chad and Sarah Nelson of Shawnee; and their five grandchildren, Ellyson, Ethan and Eli Somers and Jack and Luke Hixson.
Kobus and Darcie Van Der Vyver announce the birth of their son, Vence Andre Van Der Vyver, on May 2 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 10 lbs. 7 oz. and was 22 1/2 in. long.
Daniel and Norma Jacobs, of Great Bend, celebrated their 55th anniversary on June 2 with a private gathering.
Kenneth and Mildred Siebert of St. John will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a family dinner at Highland Hotel in Great Bend.
Eldon Myers will celebrate his 90th birthday on June 6 with a card shower.
Harold and Kay Augustine of Hutchinson, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a weekend in Kansas City, Mo. in June with their children.
Hello Barton County! My name is Rena Berrett and I am the 2011 summer intern at the Barton County Office of K-State Research and Extension. This fall I will be a senior in Agricultural Business Management at Oregon State University. I just finished a year long exchange for the 2010-2011 school year where I studied at Kansas State University through the National Student Exchange Program.
John and Judy Smith will celebrate their 50th anniversary on June 19 by renewing their vows at Community Christian Church. The will spend time with their daughter Stacy L. Smith and granddaughter Emily Peterman of Manhattan. They plan a trip to celebrate.
J.T. and Staci Massieon announce the birth of their daughter, Layla Constance Massieon, on May 5 at Mercy Regional Hospital in Manhattan. She weighed 6 lbs. 7 oz. and was 17 1/2 in. long. Grandparents are Ed Batchman of Otis, Connie and Ron Oetken of Olmitz and Bobby and Katie Massieon of Wamgeo.
Edith June (Smith) Treece will celebrate her 90th birthday on June 25 with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway. Hosts for the event will be her son, Randall of Wichita and her life-long friend, Louise Gunn of Great Bend.
In a place of springtime tranquility, 14 names are etched in marble tablets, which stand along the winding walkway a few feet above shrubs, plants and a palette full of colorful flowers lightly brushed by fluttering butterflies. It's hard to imagine now that the serene landscape was just an ordinary yard a year ago at Rosewood Services Inc. A two year process to plan, fundraise, and then build, the Rosewood Memorial Garden was cultivated with care to honor those Rosewood clients who have passed away over the past 13 years during the company's operation.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was passed by Congress in December of 2009 and signed into law by the President. The Act represents a significant change in the American financial regulatory environment affecting almost every aspect of the nation's financial services industry. Over the last 18 months, various regulatory agencies created over 243 rules to begin implementation of the changes in sixteen categories in 2011.
TOPEKA - On April 1, the state of Kansas formally declared the month of April as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Waste Management (BWM) has selected the recipients of the Green Schools grants and the waste tire recycling grants for 2014. These annual solid waste grants are awarded to municipalities and school districts across the state. This year, the grants totaled more than $575,000.
Is it April already? The first quarter of the year has really flown by at least for me. This week, I am going to give a few updates about programs that will be going on around Great Bend that you may be interested in.
"The Great Divorce," a play adapted from the C.S. Lewis novel, will show at 8 p.m. on April 11–12 in Culbertson Auditorium on the campus of Sterling College. The show will feature the final work of two seniors, director Kyle Davis of Hoisington, and costumes designer Megan Reed of Mulvane. The box office opens on show nights at 7 p.m. and doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
David and Tiffany Nily of Great Bend and Adam and Haziel Lankerd of Warsaw, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Lankerd to John Ketch, son of Rick and Brenda Ketch of Great Bend.
Clint Stafford and Lori Stafford announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Stafford, to Brandon Wells, son of Brett and Donna Wells.
Richard Miller of Great Bend will celebrate his 80th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 12 at The Front Door, 1615 10th Street in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be his family. Friends and family are welcome. The honoree requests no gifts.
Donetta (Hett) Marston will celebrate her 70th birthday on April 4th.
Larry and Karel Maneth of Salina will celebrate their 50th anniversary.
An invitation to visit with a group of GBHS seniors enrolled in the nutrition and wellness class prompted me to revisit some good resources in my files. After my hour long presentation was completed I thought the information would be perfect to share in my weekly column space. No doubt you are noticing that food prices are gradually creeping up higher and higher each time you visit the store. The challenge continues to be, "How can I feed my family healthy food choices for less?"
Benjamin Kelm, 17, of Shawnee, received his Boy Scout Eagle rank during the Court of Honor on March 22nd. He has been in scouting since the first grade and achieved his Eagle Rank in December 2013. Benjamin's project developed from seeing a need for two outside benches at his church. He organized and constructed two benches for his project.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold their monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
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.