By Jim Misunas
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
When Laura Diprimo, 43, and Thomas Lee, 28, were arrested for child endangerment in Louisville, Ky., it appeared to be yet another instance of a mother leaving an infant locked in a hot car.
Each fall the members of the Presbyterian Church receive an Undercover Mission Possible assignment patterned after the old TV series "Mission Impossible." They are challenged to purchase "undercover clothing" such as underwear and sweat pants for all ages of elementary school children.
The Torres Family Ministries will perform at Great Bend King United Methodist Church, 16th and Odell, during the this week's worship hour at 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Scott Tempero said the public is invited to came and share in the performance. "They are a very good and talented music family from Haysville, Kan. Please come join us."
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Josh Hamilton and the Texas hitters looked lost. They chased pitches that bounced, broke their bats and seemed totally overmatched.
DETROIT - ESPN is reporting that Detroit Lions running back Jerome Harrison has a brain tumor.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA labor talks turned nasty and broke off Thursday when three days of meetings failed to yield a deal to end a 112-day lockout, raising the likelihood that even more games will be canceled in an already fractured season.
GREAT BEND - Ethel M. Dyer, 96, died Oct. 20, 2011 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Services are pending with Charter Funerals, Great Bend.
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LYONS - Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide update class from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 at Lyons Good Samaritan.
ELLINWOOD - Sunflower Bank recently gave one Ellinwood student the chance to watch his favorite team in style.
ELLINWOOD - The parents of Ellinwood High School School students will have an After Prom meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Ellinwood Library conference room. Plans are under way for the 2012 After Prom party and they would appreciate any help. Join them on Tuesday to help plan a safe and successful After Prom party. If you are unable to attend please contact Jamie Rowan, Julie Blakeslee or the High School at 564-3136.
MUNJOR - Mary Ann Gross, 74, died Feb. 22, at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Aug. 21, 1939, in Hays, she was the daughter of Ignatius and Irene (Werth) Koerner. On April 18, 1959, she married Wilbert Gross in Hays. She was a former licensed hairdresser and spent many years as a homemaker. She loved family gatherings with her children and grandchildren and the special trips she took with the love of her life, Wilbert.
Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Morell Funeral Home in Larned.
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requests comments on the amendment of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) FY 14-17.
Kansas State University researchers met with representatives from the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, Kansas Wheat Alliance, and Kansas Crop Improvement Association, on Feb. 17-18. They presented updates on current research projects and outlined requests for future project funding.
Ned and Lynne Oak announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristi Oak to Sierra Thorne, daughter of Sue Funk and the late Harry Thorne III.
Edmund F. Martinez will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel in Great Bend. Friends, family and the public are invited to attend.
On Feb. 13 the TLC Twisters 4-H Club delivered bird feeders they made to Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation residents. They were made from combining gelatin and bird seed and forming them in cookie cutters in the shape of hearts for Valentines Day.
With the warmer weather this past week, my thoughts turned to spring and the upcoming growing season. Right now, you can get a head start on your garden by planting frost-susceptible vegetables indoors. The seedlings can then be transplanted into the garden when weather permits.
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 following meals will be served Feb. 24 through Feb. 28. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
Much music remains to be heard during the spring semester for Fort Hays State University's Department of Music and Theatre, including a variety of concerts, recitals and theatre productions.
4-H'ers from across the state traveled to Great Bend on Feb. 15, to compete in the Barton County Winter Classic Air Rifle Match.