The Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will celebrate American Education Week with a coffee from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday. Unified School District 428 schools' music departments will entertain, and there will be coffee and rolls.
Deer-vehicle accidents reported
Wilburt Doty, 84, of Great Bend, died Nov. 14 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. Arrangements were handled by Charter Funerals.
If you farm 250 acres or more, of corn, soybeans and/or vegetables, in Pawnee County, you are being asked to pick up a registration form or enter online - in the Monsanto Fund's American's Farmers GROW COMMUNITIES.
The staff of the Santa Fe Trail Center invites the public to a program on historic buildings on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. in the museum. Dr. Merlene Baird will present a visual tour of historic homes in Kansas with an emphasis on houses close to the Larned area. Information will be given about keeping the buildings historic and well-preserved versus remodeled.
Cheryl Kay Shoemaker, 62, died Nov. 9. She was a homemaker.
Jeffrey S. Jensen, 61, died Nov. 13 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Aug. 2, 1949, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he was the son of Donald W. Jensen and Jean Bowker Jensen. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood and Great Bend, he was the owner of Jensen and Associates Insurance in Ellinwood. He was a former Kansas state president of the Professional Insurance Agents and Casualty Insurance Counselors. On April 10, 1969, he married Sally J. Schuetz in Great Bend.
TOPEKA - Jess Torrez, 84, of Topeka, formerly of Great Bend, passed away on Nov. 13 at Manor Care Health Services in Topeka. Service arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel, Topeka.
Barton County Collegiate Farm Bureau will have an All You Can Eat Pancakes/Sausage Fund-Raiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the college's Technical Building CNH Lab, T-186.
Kathy Beckman of Norton, and Pam Jackson, Cristy Suchy, and Constance Winkler, all of Great Bend, attended the Young Living Oils Raindrop Technique Training in Dallas, Tx on October 7-9. This technique was inspired by the Native American Lakota tradition and patented by D. Gary Young. The seminar was attended by over 1,400 people from all over the world. Dr. Young was on hand to teach this effective technique used for energizing and balancing the body.
October Marriage Licenses
Zeta Gamma Sorority met Nov. 9th at the home of Janette Shirer, with 10 members in attendance. Nancy Farmer was welcomed back as a returning member.
Ian Sheppard, Great Bend High School senior, was selected for the Kansas Music Educators Association District Honor Jazz Band. The concert was held Saturday at the Dodge City Middle School auditorium
April Stos and Troy Terry were united in marriage on Aug. 21 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Parents of the couple are Mike and Pam Stos of Hoisington and Harold and Lauri Terry of Salina. The bride is the granddaughter of Edna Nuss of Hoisington and the late Milton Nuss and of Marcella Stos of Otis and the late Bernard Stos. The groom is the grandson of Joe and Naoma Foltz of Abilene and Harold and Nellie Terry of Solomon and the great-grandson of George Wright of Boring, Ore. and the late Helen Wright.
There was joke that made the rounds when Bill Clinton was trying to figure out how to allow gays in the military without upsetting morale. "Gays in the military," the joke went. "Next thing you know they'll want to be interior decorators!" Of course, gays have always served in our military. Now, after long last, they can serve openly, and as it turns out it is no big whoop.
After 13 years of war in Afghanistan - the longest in US history - the US government has achieved no victory. Afghanistan is in chaos and would collapse completely without regular infusions of US money. The war has been a failure, but Washington will not admit it.
The AFC South pretty much has been the province of the Colts and Texans in recent years. Even though Houston fell apart last season, it's not a big surprise it has emerged as the only challenger to Indianapolis in the division this year.
LARNED - After the Royals finished putting the broom to the California Angels I thought, "I'd better get out that old blue ballcap with the KC on it and my blue Royals T-shirt.
The offense was in high gear Tuesday afternoon at the Barton Sports Complex for the Barton Community College women's soccer team.
HUTCHINSON - It was a battle to the final holes Tuesday afternoon at Carey Park.
Last week, Arizona, Mississippi, Mississippi State and TCU gave the AP Top 25 an extreme makeover with huge victories. This week, the Wildcats, Rebels, Bulldogs and Horned Frogs try to validate all that attention and prove they are more than October shooting stars.
As the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference begins to wind down, the Barton men's soccer team is moving up.
Barton Community College will offer citizenship classes from 10 a.m. to noon and a night class session from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 4, 2014, through Jan. 29, 2015 at the Center for Adult Education 1025 Main St., Great Bend in room 208.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend accepts anonymous tips that may help solve crimes or recover stolen property. On Saturday, Oct. 4, just after midnight, Great Bend Police officers responded to an alarm at L&M Contractors on K-96. A garage door was found open, and it was determined a Stihl chain saw, chop saw, chipping hammer, transit, angle grinder and a 14-inch saw were stolen. Loss was $6,700.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
The Rosewood Rodeo turns a decade old this month. The annual event, which showcases horse riding abilities of people with developmental disabilities, originated in the fall of 2005 at the Indoor Riding Arena at Rosewood Ranch. Several years later, the event was moved to Great Bend Expo III, to accommodate the increased number of riders, family and other spectators who traditionally participate in daylong activities.