OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma State star wide receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested early Tuesday on a suburban Dallas highway on a misdemeanor DUI complaint and his status with the Cowboys was unclear headed into the final weeks of the season.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum is the Game 1 guy for the Giants again.
BOSTON (AP) - LeBron James' Miami Heat looked an awful lot like LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers.
The World Series is set to begin Wednesday and the Great Bend Public Library is having a World Series of its own.
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United Methodist Women will have their annual turkey dinner/fundraiser from 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Larned United Methodist Church. Price is $7, or $8 at the door.
The Larned Kiwanis Club will have its annual Pancake Feed from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday. Soups and pies will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., as well as the pancake meal at the Haas Building in northeast Larned, on the fairgrounds. Admission will be $6 for adults, $5 for "seniors," 65 and older, if purchased in advance. Children ages 4-10 may eat for $2, advance tickets only. All tickets will be $7 at the door Saturday.
United Methodists in Nebraska and Kansas launched its public school partnership with an education caravan in July at three Kansas locations designed to bring attention to the importance of public schools. Three more are scheduled in Nebraska on Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 2. United Methodists in the new Great Plains Conference (Nebraska and Kansas) intend to increase collaborative efforts between United Methodist congregations, schools and community partners to support local schools.
CLAFLIN - The Immaculate Conception Altar Society of Claflin is having a Roast Beef Dinner and Fun Night on Sunday, Sept. 21. Roast Beef and all the trimmings will be served from 5-7 p.m. at the Parish Center in Claflin.
First Baptist Church is having a movie night at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at 1600 19th St., Great Bend. Popcorn will be served.
A member of the Great Bend American Legion Post 180 hangs a POW/MIA flag in the courthouse square, Thursday evening.
During his Town Hall at Ellinwood Thursday, Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan said he believes it's time to look at a new school funding formula. "Free lunch isn't the only indicator of at-risk," he said, noting poor students may excel and more affluent students may face other issues.
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The Barton County Road and Bridge Department will be doing asphalt work at the intersection of Washington Ave. and 30 Road on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 22-23. The intersection will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, or until the project is completed.
The three-event celebration of Heartland Cancer Center's (HCC) 11thanniversary promises to have something for everyone, said Dana Foss, facilitator of the Touched by Cancer Support Group.
Miraculously, President Obama has conjured a strategy to wipe the Islamic State from the face of the Earth!
One of the dumbest points of contention in modern politics is the Big Government vs. Small Government one. It's a fake debate, only meaningful to the privileged: investors, business executives and their cronies. To everyday Americans it's a lofty, largely academic concept. Yet we've been duped into caring about it.