Dear Editor, I have really been bothered lately about the condition of our society. Everybody knows that there are plenty of hot-button issues stirring our social debates. Here's what I've come to notice. If we in the church were able to abolish abortion, homosexuality, pornography, premarital sex, adultery, gambling, consumption of alcohol and drugs, and reinstate prayer in school, post the Ten Commandments and get everyone to say Merry Christmas, there would still not be ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Hillary Clinton flew overseas Tuesday to repair U.S. relations with other nations after the WikiLeaks revelations. Her touch is legendary. When Hillary was a practicing lawyer in Arkansas she once got a client's parking ticket reduced to second-degree manslaughter. WikiLeaks revealed Monday that the U.S. was weighing transferring terror suspects from Guantanamo to Illinois State Prison. They'd like it there. Illinois has the cleanest and best-run prisons ...
The ski-mask-wearing armed robber who knocked off a Wendy's in Atlanta this past summer has not been apprehended, but police said he later called the store to ridicule the staff for having so little cash.
No. 14 Memphis 78, Arkansas St. 71, OT MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Will Barton scored 20 points and No. 14 Memphis survived a scare with a 78-71 overtime victory over Arkansas State on Wednesday night. Arkansas State got two quick baskets in the extra period to take a 69-65 lead. But Memphis (6-0) scored the next seven points to pull away and escape with its undefeated record intact. Wesley Witherspoon had 12 points for the ...
LARNED - Miranda Ida Gilliland, 20, of Larned, died Nov. 26 at Via Christi Medical Center's St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
LARNED - Mary Elizabeth Hewson, 88, died Nov. 30 at her home in rural Larned.
Cora Hause, 66, died Nov. 28 at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend. She was born April 1, 1944, at Belfast, Ireland, the daughter of John and Sadie (Craig) Jennix. She married Floyd Elmer Bowman on June 4, 1971, at Wintergreen, Calif. He died Jan. 29, 1998. She married Clyde Hause in 2005 at Great Bend. A Great Bend resident since 1974, coming from Missouri, she worked for Fuller Brush and Great Bend Packing.
LARNED - Blanche Mary Fern Courtney, 94, died Nov. 28 at her daughter's home in Sumter, S.C. She was born Dec. 20, 1915, in Franklin County, the youngest child of Charles and Clara Curtis Adams. A former resident of Larned, moving from Gove in 1956, she retired in 1978 from Larned State Hospital where she was a psychiatric aide. She completed a year of college at Emporia State Teachers College and then taught school in western Kansas.
Barton County Jail Booked Nov. 30 No bookings Released Nov. 30 Brent Allen - $5,000 surety bond Jose Serna - To Kansas Department of Corrections Richard Musil - To KDOC Barton County Sheriff Three different people in student housing at Barton Community College reported having property stolen from their rooms. Thefts were in two rooms in one housing unit. Loss ...
Orval Otte, 97, died Nov. 30 at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend. Born Sept. 13, 1913, at Great Bend, he was the son of W.C. and Georgia Mae (Miller) Otte. He married Helen Genevieve Taylor on Aug. 16, 1936, at Great Bend. She died April 17, 1970. He married Edra Mae (Brown) Hudnall on Oct. 29, 1971, at Great Bend. She died Sept. 8, 2007. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a farmer and stockman.
Barton Community College will present a student recital at 7:30 tonight in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in Barton's Fine Arts Building, F-157. Admission is free. Performers will be students of Karole Erikson, keyboard instructor; Glenna Gaunt, voice instructor; and Steve Lueth, instrumental instructor. Student Kristin Roat, Hoisington, and instructor Karole Erikson will perform a duet by Leontovich, based on the "Ukranian Bell Carol." Dr. Haven C. Krueger, ...
The Great Bend Public Library's monthly "Free Family Film Night" will feature the third in the series of movies staring Woody and his toy pals. The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home. The movie starts at 7 p.m. Friday. Adults ...
For the second year, the Great Bend Public Library will offer the program "Food for Fines." People with overdue items can bring one nonperishable food item for each overdue material returned and overdue fines will be waived, said Terri Hurley at the library, located at 1409 Williams St. Those with existing fines for items already returned to the library will have their fines forgiven if they bring one nonperishable item for ...
TCU coach Gary Patterson was in the same position last year, with nothing to do on championship Saturday except watch the games and hope for a result that could send his Horned Frogs to the national title game.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The nicknames started to fly as soon as Brad Smith's left shoe popped off.
Helen Hickel, fail to yield, court costs $55.50
KOC to hold breakfast buffet
ELLINWOOD -"The 5th Wave" by Rick Yancey. When waves of beings who only look human overrun the earth, the Earth's last survivors have scattered to stay alive. When Cassie meets Evan Walker, he may be her only hope for rescuing her brother, or even saving herself. But can she trust a stranger in this dangerous world?
Those who donated money and time, and played in the golf tournament collaborated to raise more than $45,000 for local cancer patients. The recent St. Rose Auction & Golf Classic proceeds will benefit the Heartland Cancer Center Patient Care Fund.
The monthly Barton County Historical Society meeting scheduled for Monday evening, Nov. 25, has been canceled.
Rosewood Ranch horse therapy instructor Melinda Suppes took part in a grueling exam last May in Loveland, Colo. She endured four days of a workshop, written testing and field work, all with the goal of becoming a certified instructor with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. It wasn't until more than five months later that she learned the results of her exam.
Derek Fredrick thought if the buckets were "poppin' pink" they would draw a lot of attention. And if the results of a recent fundraiser are any indication, he was right.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will depart from its regular schedule in December. The group usually meets each month on the first Tuesdays, from 2-3 p.m., and third Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. at Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend.
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