Students from nine Kansas high schools will be honored Thursday, Oct. 21, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.
Great Bend High School Kayettes are selling holly and greenery until Oct. 20. Delivery will be right before Thanksgiving. If you are not contacted and would like to purchase, please call the high school, 793-1521, and ask for Karen Clark or Barbara Harris.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its next competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories.
TLC Discoveries invited Berny Unruh and Donna Krug to talk to the children about 4-H in honor of National 4-H week. The children were also surprised with a basket of goodies each for all the help they give to the club and community. Phyllis Brack started a club at TLC about 10 years ago so the kids that were there and loved doing projects would have a place to showcase them and learn some important life skills. "It is an excellent program that I have seen help many kids with speaking in front of people and learning to do things ...
The Gertrude Lischesky Scholarship, given by Chapter DU, P.E.O., recently awarded five renewable scholarships of $1,500 each to five Great Bend Seniors who will be attending a Kansas College of Cottey College in Nevada, Mo. this year.
The staff of the Santa Fe Trail Center invites the public to sign up for a heritage craft program offered on 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17. This is the perfect time of year to make a cornhusk doll to add to your fall decorations.
The Larned Coffe was recently held at Mystic Trove Book Boutique. Vesta Hicks was honored by the American Legion Riders for all her hard work last year in promoting, sorting and packing the clothing and supplies collected for the ALR drive to help the veterans at Fort Dodge. The members of ALR are again this year, collecting for residents at Fort Dodge. You can see Dennis Wilson or any other ALR member for more information on this project. They are also sponsoring the first annual 'Man Cave Crawl', which is this Saturday. All proceeds go to the Fort Dodge project.
The Sept. 21 PEO Founders Day fall social for area Chapters HR, DU, FS and IV was enjoyed by a good turnout of members. Guest speaker was Karla Jo Farmer of Ft. Scott, past president of Kansas State Chapter. Shown with her are current Chapter Presidents: Nancy Sundahl, IV; Becky Hill, HR; Karla Jo Farmer; Sharon Mauler, DU and Jan Keeley, HR & current Secretary of Kansas State Chapter.
C & V Home Improvement (Ellinwood/Great Bend), an installer of Mennonite and Amish crafted Pro Via windows and doors, has just been awarded an exclusive Aeris Collection dealership. Owner Matt Hoisington said, "C & V Home Improvement is proud to have been selected to carry this specialty line of patio doors and windows. This dealership will give us the opportunity to offer our customers elegant, high end products ".
Eight interior design students from Fort Hays State University traveled to Denver, Colo., recently for the annual Parade of Homes.
BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Who is that masked superhero zoooming across the country on treacherous adventures to save the Democratic damsel?
Things could start getting sorted out in the NFC Least, uh, East, this Sunday as all four teams in the league's most disappointing group play nondivisional games.
No. 19 South Carolina 35, No. 1 Alabama 21
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress said he has talked with Brett Favre about an NFL investigation into allegations that he sent racy photos to a former game hostess while he played for the New York Jets.
Barton County 4-H Junior Leaders will have 18-19-pound boxes of Colorado peaches available for $30 on Aug. 16. The 4-H members are earning money to help pay registration fees for Kansas Youth Leadership Conference and Citizenship Washington Focus. Contact the Barton County Extension Office at 620-793-1910 to reserve a box.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice will sponsor a Monday evening grief support group in Great Bend from Aug. 18 through Oct. 13. It will meet each Monday (except Labor Day) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Conference Room 103 of the Medical Building at 3520 Lakin in Great Bend.
Barton and Pawnee county employers now have access to a new program at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center designed to help their bottom line and encourage preventive health care for their employees.
Brandi Demel, R.N., has been setting the stage for the rollout of a new program that will help local and area residents find the resources they need for a healthier life.
First United Methodist Church will offer Paws-4-Praise this Sunday, Aug. 10, at Veterans Memorial Park. It will be followed by a worship service and community picnic.
Author Kris Goertzen from Hutchinson will be the featured speaker at "A Reflection of Christ," a conference for women and teens. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Perkins Party Room, 2920 10th St., Great Bend.
CLAY CENTER – Almost weekly news stories appear promoting gay rights. Currently 19 states have legalized same sex marriage while 31 states have traditional marriage laws on the books. Additionally, President Obama has issued various executive orders furthering the equality of gays. All this has made the gay issue a topic for public discussion. It is not just a religious, political or social issue anymore. It is regularly in the news and impacting many Americans on some level.
On Saturday Aug. 23 Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway Ave., Great Bend, will hold its first session in its spiritual formation classes, SpiritLife, for the fall semester. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the last class will conclude at 3 p.m.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend, or immediately following the canvassing the Tuesday, Aug. 5, primary ballots. The agenda includes the 2013 audit report, the introduction of the new Health Director Shelly Shneider and the booking fee for the Barton County Detention Facility.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Ah, summer. What a great time for boys to read "The Dangerous Book for Boys."
Let's wave bye-bye to July with a thigh-slapping salute to Curt Clawson, the tea party's latest contribution to the U.S. Congress. Rarely has a Republican white guy evinced such cluelessness about Americans of a different race.