"Born Standing Up" by Steve Martin. In the midseventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene, becoming the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. This is his entertaining and insightful biography, taking the reader from his early years working at Disneyland to his transformation to cult status.
The Holy Rosary will be held at noon on Oct. 16 at the Convent Fatima Shrine, 3600 Broadway. For more information contact Harold Schmidt at 792-4095. This is one of 5,000 international events to be held on this date.
Activities Week of Oct. 10 - 16
The Annual meeting of the Welcome Inn was on held Oct. 6 preceding the noon meal. Along with other business related activities, an election was conducted to fill four positions on the Board of Directors. Charles Wonsetler was selected to replace Mona Marie Wysong as President. Mona Marie's term had expired. Marylee Phinney was selected to fill the one year left on the unexpired term for the Vice-President position vacated by Charles Wonsetler. Thyra Frazer was elected Financial Secretary to fill the position Rosella Sydow resigned from a couple of months ago. Incumbent Roger Haberman was re-elected.
Great Bend High School A Cappella Choir will hold a garage sale from 6 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Panther Athletic Center. The sale is to help raise funds for the Washington D.C. trip in March.
Venture Corporation will be working on 24th Street between McKinley and Harrison Streets starting through Wednesday, Oct. 13. Expect to see lane closures, traffic diversions, rough roads without lane lines, and increased dust during construction.
They say you should never talk about politics or religion. I'm sure I have been guilty on both counts. This really isn't about politics though; it's about keeping and growing strong extension programs.
Nobody questions Barack Obama's talent as an effective orator - it's more a question of what he says than how he says it.
In several regions of the African nation of Cameroon, parents try to keep maturing daughters off the market by "ironing" their breasts - pressing them with heated stones and leaves to make them flatter and the girls thus less desirable for sex.
Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse will meet Saturday at Perkins Restaurant.
The sixth annual Exalt The Name of Jesus Area Wide Event will be held Saturday, starting at 7 p.m. in the Crest Theater in downtown Great Bend.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Here is an interesting question that I would like for you to ponder with me for a little while today. Is beauty over rated? From my perspective, the answer to this question is both yes and no, depending on what kind of beauty we are talking about, and also the source of that beauty.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Andy Pettitte gave the New York Yankees yet another clutch performance in the postseason, pitching seven smooth innings in a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday evening for a 2-0 lead in their AL division series.
LARNED - The 2014 Pawnee County Toy Run is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
A free program on Digital Mammography will be offered at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Great Bend Regional Hospital staff will talk about their new full field digital mammography machine that shows great promise in the fight against breast cancer.
The annual celebration and meet-n-greet of Barton Athletics and the community will take place this Sunday, Sept. 21. Hosted by the Cougar Booster Club, the event will kick-off at 6 p.m. at Jack Kilby Square in downtown Great Bend with social interaction including free refreshments.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present "Simply Sinatra" as its first concert of the season. The show features Steve Lippia, accompanied by a 10-piece big band, singing many of the songs made popular by Frank Sinatra. Lippia is noted for blending classic and contemporary styles in his music. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
GREAT BEND – Darlene L. Anderson, 91, died Sept. 16, 2014 at Winter Meadow Homes, Inc., Topeka.
Matthew A. "Matt" Smolik, 90, passed away on Sept. 16, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Plains Computer Service (CPCS), 608 Patton Road, Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Terry Lewis and Shawn Panzer. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Gavilon Grain, LLC today announced it has acquired a 981,000-bushel grain facility in Silica. The Silica facility primarily handles wheat, corn, milo and soybeans, with 60-car shipping capabilities on the Kansas-Oklahoma railroad.
Happy Wednesday, everybody, and God bless America.
Whither the Islamic State? That's a real double-edged question: where is the group otherwise known as ISIS headed, and can the United States and other civilized nations make it shrivel up and die? The group is and has taken off like a bat out of hell, gobbling up territory and becoming a virtual murder machine.
The number of Americans living in poverty has dropped year-over-year for the first time since 2006, and childhood poverty dropped for the first time in 13 years, according to new figures released Monday by the United States Census Bureau.
The Great Bend Madrigal Pops Singers are now selling tickets for their fall chili supper fund raiser. The event is set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 26, at the high school's Jack Kilby Commons area, prior to the football homecoming game against Wichita North.
Central Plains Middle School would like to recognize Avery Hurley and Devin Ryan as the September Students of the Month.