USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include approval of Title VI B and ECH budget; approval of 2011-2012 business audit; request to secure proposals for website hosting; request to employ additional family support worker; update on Great Bend High School gym construction; and updates on carpet replacement in the Central Kitchen and Technology Department storage and windows.
The holidays can be a wonderful, yet stressful time. Reduce stress and enhance your families' enjoyment this season by increasing the benefits of holiday décor and gifts and by taking a few shortcuts to properly care for holiday trees and plants.
Chris and Tori Stukey of Salina announce the birth of their daughter, Jentri Jo Stukey, on Aug. 9 at Salina Regional Health Center. She weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long.
Larry Marston will be celebrate his 70th birthday with a family party to be held later this month.
Don and Connie Redding will celebrate their 55th anniversary on Dec. 14 in Kansas City with their children, Randy Redding of Bushton
Tiffanie Kaiser and Todd Friesen announce the birth of their son Greyson Kaiser Friesen on Sept. 21 in Lafayette, Colo. He weighed 7 lbs. and was 20 in. long.
Tammy Haltom and Scott Piland announce their engagement. Scott is the son of Troy Piland of Garden City and Linda Piland of Great Bend.
Jarod and Megan Appelhans of Wichita announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Marie, on Aug. 23. She weighed 5 lbs. and was 18 1/2 in. long.
Sheldon and Kristie Peacock of Great Bend will celebrate their 40th anniversary on Dec. 27 with a card shower.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
The Progress Club met on December 3 at the home of Patricia Halbower with 20 members and one guest in attendance. Norma Ward and Donna McAllaster were the co-hostesses.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 14 at Montana Mike's, 906 McKinley in Great Bend. President Rose Kelly will be in charge of the meeting. Members are reminded that dues of $20 for 2013 are now payable to Treasurer Danelda St. Aubyn.
Hoisington Middle School played Dodge City Sacred Heart Tuesday.
It certainly seems like there is a day for everything. In case you wondered, today is National Cotton Candy Day, Tuesday is National Pastry Day, and Dec. 21, is National Flashlight Day. One day you may have missed this past Friday was World Soil Day, a day to highlight the importance of soils in our lives. While that may seem a bit weird, the purpose is to call attention to the vital role soils play in our lives since we tend to either take soil for granted or simply not consider soil at all. So why does soil matter enough ...
Season's Greetings to everyone as played by the GBHS Jazz, Junior Varsity and Varsity Bands at 8 p.m. on Monday in the GBHS Gym.
Landmark National Bank is collecting donations of non-perishable food items to help benefit the Barton County Food Bank. Donations can be dropped off at either of Landmark's Great Bend locations, at 1623 Main Street or 5200 Broadway.
The winner of the United Way of Central Kansas's Dress Down the Town jeans from the Buckle is from Great Bend High School, her name is Rosalinda Lovera. The drawing took place Wednesday evening at the store in Great Bend.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include GBHS Orchestra update; Dance Line travel update; district iPads assigned to board members; replacement for BOE representative to Education Foundation Trustees; presentation of 2013-2014 Business Audit; approval to include Diabetic Plan in District Health Policy; first reading of GBHS Program of Studies Book; approval to purchase lawn equipment; approval of grant to Riley Elementary School; and approval of Park Elementary School grant applications.
Pretend you are a Pied-billed Grebe with a gourmet meal of Leopard Frog. Your buddies are sitting by watching with envy as you claim your prize and start to swallow a very rare meal in winter with mostly frozen water in the Bottoms. There is one small problem-- it is a BIG frog. I watched the Grebe make multiple attempts to swallow the frog which was too large for his throat. He was acrobatic and agile in using gravity and every possible angle to ingest the frog-- all to no avail. When he got the frog exactly over his head ...
Hostesses often worry about what to feed guests with special dietary needs at holiday time. This is especially true for a guest with a strong allergy against wheat, for example, or someone with insulin-dependent diabetes. Providing several simple whole food choices and staying away from so many highly processed foods is the best plan I can offer.
From the phone calls that I have received over the last year, I have found that volunteer trees can be a nuisance around homes, yards and fields. This week I thought that I would share an article by Ward Upham I found about nuisance trees and ways to remove them from your landscape. This is a chore that may be done as long as the temperatures are above freezing, so it can be accomplished on a nice winter day if you want an excuse to be outside.
As we saw last weekend at the start of the St. Louis Rams-Raiders game, we'll be dealing with the facts and symbolism of Michael Brown's death for a long time.
About 50 percent of dogs and 33 percent of cats age 10 years and older will develop cancer. Although it is very prevalent in these animals, a Kansas State University veterinarian says depending upon the type of cancer, it may be very treatable and doesn't have to be a life-limiting disease.
Democrats cheered when Senator Barack Obama promised them that if he were elected President, no lobbyists would "work on regulations or contracts directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years."
The number of Kansas high school students opting not to send their ACT test scores to any colleges or universities has increased from 19 percent in 2004 to 47 percent in 2014, according to a recent report by ACT. The study shows that this increase is consistent with national trends, as 48 percent of U.S. high school students withhold ACT scores.
Ellinwood High School Future Business Leaders of America Hope Tree for children in need during the holidays