When I opened the e-mail about an online course related to food marketing to youth, I thought it looked interesting. My schedule was full but at least with this on-line course I could work on it when I had the time. Having put the finishing touches on a new fact sheet addressing the obesity issue I hoped this course would reinforce my thinking about healthy food choices and give me some additional ideas of ways to impact healthy eating habits in others. Well, I was not disappointed.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the spring competitive grant cycle awarding $12,820 to charitable organizations in Barton, Pawnee, and Rush counties.
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William Vsetecka of Great Bend, will celebrate his 88th birthday on April 9, with a card shower.
Carley Day will celebrate her 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 6, at Central Baptist Church, 3301 Lakin, Great Bend. No gifts are requested.
Evelyn Kultgen of Great Bend will celebrate her 93rd birthday on March 30, with a card shower.
Kenneth and Rhonda Penka of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Christine Penka, to Colby Max Shepherd, son of Carla Shephard of Wichita and the late Mark Shepherd. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Darrell and Colleen Rexwinkle and Evelyn Penka, all of Great Bend and the late Edward Penka. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Gene and Carol Schrock of Partridge and Donald and Odema Shepherd of Pharr, Texas.
Central Kansas Christian Academy (CKCA) will hold its annual kindergarten round-up the week of April 7-11th. Parents of 2014/2015 kindergarten age students are invited to come by the school at 215 McKinley or call 792-3477 to schedule an appointment. Call the office for any additional information.
Central Kansas Christian Academy (CKCA)at 215 McKinley in Great Bend will be hosting its annual come-and-go open house between 6:30 and 8 p.m. on April 3rd. Teachers and staff will be on hand to provide tours of the facility and answer any questions perspective students and parents may have. Refreshments will be provided and served by administrative personnel as well as School Board members and their families.
Jessica Ann Clarke and Christopher James Fox were united in marriage on Aug. 24, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by Pastor James Strasen. The bride is the daughter of Monte and Joan Clarke of Great Bend. The groom is the son of James and Paula Fox of Olathe. Grandparents of the bride are Alene Clarke of Great Bend and the late Darrell Clarke, and the late Joe and Margaret Lewis. Grandparents of the groom are Jim and Connie Collins and Woody and Darlene Boyett, all of Topeka, and the late Robert ...
David and Brenda Roat of Hoisington announce the engagement of their daughter, Doris Jean Roat, to Nicholas Jordan Miller, son of Bill and Melissa Miller of Aurora, Mo.
John and Thea Beckman of Scott City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Dela Beckman, to Jordan Lee Dahlke, son of Cheryl and Jonathan Dahlke. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Beverly and Everett Cunningham of Oakley, the late James E. Noel, Wilma Beckman of Phillipsburg and the late Harold Beckman. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Alice Bednasek of Holyrood and the late Vernon Bednasek and Grace Dahlke of Hutchinson and the late Rev. Victor Dahlke.
Linda Bahr announces the engagement of her daughter, Kristan Bahr to Kyler Connell, son of Mark and Kim Connell. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Gerald Bahr.
LARNED - The Larned High School baseball team shut down Halstead in a doubleheader on Tuesday evening.
CHICAGO (AP) - Leaders of many U.S. academic medical centers sit on the boards of some of the world's biggest drug companies, which a study suggests raises the potential for worrisome conflicts of interest.
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood Community Library will host an event with Wyatt Townley, Poet Laureate of Kansas on April 11 at 1:45 p.m. at the Ellinwood School/Community Library, 210 N. Schiller Ave. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program.
Leaving aside anything made with powdered eggs (which don't really count as eggs at all in my book), I've never met an egg dish I didn't like. But at the tippy top of my list of favorites is the edible magic trick known as the souffled omelet.
Great Bend musicians and music educators Kurtis Koch and Steve Lueth will perform with The Diamonds Thursday night for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association's final concert of the season. On Tuesday, they traveled to Liberal to play with the legendary band in that community's concert series.
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Chhitubhai K. Patel, 73, passed away on March 31, at the Hays Medical Center. Born April 29, 1940, in India, he was the son of Karshanbhai R. and Deviben K. Patel. In 1964, he was united in marriage to Bhagvatiben C. Patel. Mr. Patel farmed in India prior to coming to the United States and Jackson, Miss. in 1989, moving to Great Bend in 2011.
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Perry Lee Isley, jailed in Ford County, $100,000 C/S bond; arrest warrant, aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated sexual battery
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LARNED - Larned High School named its March Spotlight Students - Jorghialyn Kimble, Academics; Danni Chilcott, Fine Arts; Easton Palmer, Leadership/Service; and Jessica Johnson, Athletics.
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LACROSSE - Joel H. Ficken, 60, died March 29, at his home. Mr. Ficken was born April 14, 1953, in Ellis County, the son of Wayne R. and Victoria "Vicki" (Stremel) Ficken. He was a lifelong resident of Rush County. A 1971 graduate of LaCrosse High School, he was a farmer, and previously a Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co. distributor. On Nov. 30, 2002, he married Debra S. "Deb" Burton at the United Methodist Church in Bison.
BELLA VISTA, Ark. - Maxine Wyatt, 86, passed away on March 29, at Highlands Health Care in Bella Vista. She was born June 14, 1927 to George and Margaret McCoy in Norton. She graduated from Norton High School and went to work for Southwest Bell Telephone Company. In 1947, she married Ray Wyatt. In 1953, they moved to Great Bend. She worked at American State Bank for 36 years and retired. She did volunteer work at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend, and Eucharistic Minister at St. Patrick's Church. The couple then moved to Bella Vista, Ark. She loved ...
Great Bend High School has something to crow about: The new head football coach has been named.