GUYMON, Okla. - Michael Ross Prather, 86, of Guymon, Okla. passed away Dec. 3, 2012 at the Memorial Hospital of Texas County in Guymon, Okla.
OTIS - Ivan E. Worthen, 91, died Dec. 5, 2012 at Cloud County Health Center in Concordia. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.
GREAT BEND – Lucille Batman, 86, died Dec. 4, 2012 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
It was one of my favorite rituals every year.
The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's are the most difficult weeks of the year to maintain your weight and stick with a healthy diet. Many people take a holiday from healthy eating or put off nutrition concerns or efforts until after the holiday season. However, we all know how long those New Year's resolutions last! Prevention is much easier than trying to diet or exercise away those extra pounds.
SALINA - Competing in the Salina Lakewood duals on Saturday, the Great Bend Middle School wrestling team won two of three matches.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions put wide receivers Titus Young and Ryan Broyles on injured reserve Tuesday.
NEW YORK - Gabe Rivera was maybe the greatest defensive lineman to play at Texas Tech.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Bret Bielema is taking his brand of power football to Arkansas, leaving Wisconsin after seven seasons.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher told officers who found him sleeping in his car outside an apartment complex hours before he committed a murder-suicide that he was there to visit a woman he described as his "girlfriend," but that she wasn't home.
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HOISINGTON - Marlin Ray Hughes, 51, died Dec. 3, 2012 in Barton County as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was born March 14, 1961 at Norton, the son of Howard and Marian (Bennett) Hughes. He married Alicia Day Rodriguez May 1, 2010 at Ulysses. He was a train engineer for Watco Inc. Marlin was a Great Bend and Hoisington resident since 1983. He served in the United States Army.
Doris "Arlene" Bigham, 89, formerly of Great Bend, died Dec. 1 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice-St. Francis in Wichita. She was born the daughter of Roy and Nellie (Stump) Van Cleave on March 18, 1923 in Pawnee County near Larned. In 1943, Arlene and Phillip Eugene Bigham were united in marriage in Denver, Colo. Together they celebrated 32 years of marriage. She was a loving mother and grandmother that touched many lives. All that knew Arlene loved her dearly.
The terrorist massacre in Paris was a fundamental assault on freedom of expression. Everyone who thinks freely, writes freely, draws freely, and snarks freely knows what it was about.
A funny thing happened on the way to a news story: ABC and NBC were again distracted by friendly noise from fellow leftwing travelers.
On Dec. 6, Relay for Life of Barton County's Team Hope held a Winter Wonderland Pageant at the Elk's Lodge in Great Bend. There were 25 girls and 1 boy competing from the Central Kansas Glamour Kids.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by A440 Music, 1207 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Brian Ewing with greeters Cindy Parr and Candice Moeder. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Gloria Hernandez's name is becoming synonymous with vegetarian cooking in Great Bend. After teaching classes at the Parent Resource Center and also the Great Bend Recreation Center she now is offering a one-day vegan vegetarian cooking class from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1 mile west of 10th and Patton in Great Bend.
The Central Kansas Community Choir, which is sponsored by Barton Community College will begin rehearsals next week for its 2015 concert, "God and Country."
Not often does the Golden Belt Community Concert Association feature a steel drum and marimba percussionist in concert. In fact, this month's performer is the first. Paul McDermand, Caribbean/pop performer on steel drum and marimba, will present the association's first concert of 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
On Monday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office received calls from individuals in rural Great Bend and rural Pawnee Rock, both reporting attempted fraud via telephone scams.
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