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Pastors at two Great Bend churches encourage Christians to attend a Thanksgiving service of their choice next week. Both St. Mark Lutheran, 2101 Jackson, and Trinity Lutheran, 2701 24th St., announced special services. During these services they also will accept offerings of money and/or canned goods that will be given to the food banks of Hoisington, Rush County (in La Crosse) and Great Bend.
Barton Community College art instructor Steve Dudek received the Kansas Watercolor Society Members Patron Purchase Award in the Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2010 for his watercolor painting titled "Christina's Koi."
Barton Community College vocal and instrumental music groups will perform their holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, in the college's Fine Arts Auditorium for the taping of "Holiday on the Hill" by Smoky Hills Public Television.
Bison Methodist Church will hold their Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 at West 1st and Ash in Bison. The meal will be a traditional home-cooked dinner. Carry-out and home delivery will be available. The meal is free. Volunteers are welcome and appreciated. For more information contact 785-222-2710 or 785-355-2306 in the evenings.
Sunflower Early Education Center will sponsor Free Developmental Screenings from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Dec. 3 at 1312 Patton Road. The free screening is available to all children birth through two. For more information or a screening appointment call 800-692-40887 or 620-792-4087.
Several years ago I heard a story about this family who was invited by a neighbor to attend church for the very first time.
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With three of the four unbeaten teams sitting it out, this weekend is all about the conferences races.
Two Barton Community College baseball players know their future for the next couple of years, signing letters of intent to play at four-year schools. Sophomores Mitch Slauter and Jordan Slade inked the letter on the first day of the early signing period on Nov. 10.
UMB Relay for Life Team of Hudson has organized a Pamper Your Passion party that will take place this Saturday at the Stafford County Annex, located just east of the Stafford County Courthouse in St. John. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and the event will continue until 2 p.m. Admission is free. According to a spokesman for the event, the building will be filled with local vendors with ideas and gifts for the holidays. There will also be concessions and a demonstration of the Zumba form of exercising by dancing to Latino music.
The rural Russell man involved in a rollover accident on Tuesday was listed in critical condition, a spokesman for Via Christi Medical Center's St. Francis Hospital said Wednesday.
An ambulance was summoned after two cars collided Wednesday morning on U.S. 281 at NE 20 Road, but both drivers refused medical treatment at the scene, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reports.
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John D. Trimmer, 65, of Great Bend and formerly of Pawnee Rock and Dundee, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 8, at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center in Great Bend. He was born on Feb. 11, 1949, at Belleville, to George Franklin and Edna Alene (Larr) Trimmer. He graduated from Republic County Schools in 1965 and was united in marriage to Diana Levingston on June 10, 1976, at Pawnee Rock. She died on July 22, 2013. John worked as a chain hand in the oilfield prior to his retirement. He enjoyed rock collecting, watching wrestling and spending time with family.
Industries regulated under the Great Bend Wastewater's Industrial Pretreatment Program were recognized by the Kansas Water Environment Association for their compliance achievements during the previous year. "We extend our congratulations and appreciation to the following award winners for a job well done," said Charlie Suchy, Great Bend utility superintendent who oversees the city's Wastewater Treatment Plant.
John Landis's "Trading Places" is one of the 1980s' most fondly remembered comedies. There is far more to its story than frozen orange juice, however.
Boy, are the folks at the syndicated game show "Jeopardy" in trouble after introducing a new category: "What Do Women Want."
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes an appointment to the Barton County Community Development Advisory Board, the Sheriff's Office impound sale and an appointment to the Local Emergency Planning Committee.
Perhaps it is to be expected in an industry noted for its legacy businesses, but whether their companies consist of a single publication or dozens of media enterprises, families are dominant forces in newspapers.
CLAFLIN -The Kasselman Family of rural Claflin continued their tradition of hosting another very successful Fall Fun Festival with all proceeds being donated to Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation on Sept. 28. This was the 9th year for the event and the largest to date with an estimated 900 people in attendance.
The Model Association of Central Kansas (MACK) is an organization providing a safe, family-oriented environment to promote education and wholesome recreation for its members and the community as a whole through modeling activities. Join MACK on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 1 p.m. until dusk as members will be flying and talking about model airplanes during this free come and go event. Who knows? You may even have a chance to fly one of these model airplanes with the aid of a MACK instructor. This program is for all ages, but children must be accompanied by at least one adult ...
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Professional development workshops to be held