League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold their monthly meeting at noon on Nov. 9 at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu. The program will be provided by a representative of the city administrator's office. who will be speaking on the effect of the TARP stimulus money to the city's programs. The luncheon is informal and time will be allowed for discussion from the floor. The public is invited to attend the meeting and ask questions.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on Oct. 26 at the Post Home.
USD #428 will meet at 5 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the Board of Education, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include notifications of Title VI B and Early Childhood Flow-through budget application, Kansas assessments update, roofing update, door and window replacements and teacher evaluation committee update.
Nex-Tech is excited to announce the launch of a new cost-efficient and reliable product called Hosted PBX. Hosted PBX brings a big business phone system to businesses at a lower total cost of ownership than what they are currently paying, and it is easy to manage.
Jenna Snell, sophomore at Ellinwood High School, will be representing Barton County at the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) Annual Convention Nov. 22 in Wichita. Jenna competed in a speech contest against Bonnie Boulinghouse, sophomore at Great Bend High School. The topic was "Soil. Can You Dig It.?" Both girls did an excellent job of presenting their speeches and the judges admitted they had a tough job before them. The winner of the Barton County Conservation District speech contest receives a $300 scholarship upon being accepting by a college. If Jenna wins the competition in Wichita, she will receive ...
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland will host the 44th Annual See 'N Sell Arts and Crafts show from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Salina Bicentennial Center. The first 100 through the door will receive a free goody bag filled with lots of great items and See 'N Sell bucks to use while shopping.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Oct. 19 at the CPI Annex. Susan Brown served as hostess and Jeanne Schmitt was co-hostess. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
Sandy Praeger, Commissioner of Insurance, will host health insurance informational meetings in Hays, Overland Park and Wichita in November and December.
Alina Fernandez, daughter of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, will visit Fort Hays State University to speak from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.
For most of my teenager years, Mondays evenings were synonymous with one thing - Boy Scouts - which remains partial to that weekday.
The Dominican Sisters of Peace in Great Bend will host their Annual Mission Benefit Bazaar from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.13, at 3600 Broadway in Great Bend. There will be coffee and rolls will be served in the morning, soup and pie for lunch, hundreds of handcrafted and homemade items, the famous raffle, unique gift theme baskets, and a silent auction. For more information, call 620-792-1232.
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The Olmitz Knights of Columbus will hold their annual soup supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Olmitz. The meal includes three different homemade soups and homemade pies. A raffle with items from area business will also be held. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.
When I was a kid I made a lot of friends easily. I'd just strike up a conversation with whoever was sitting the closest to me in school or at lunch.
The AFC South pretty much has been the province of the Colts and Texans in recent years. Even though Houston fell apart last season, it's not a big surprise it has emerged as the only challenger to Indianapolis in the division this year.
LARNED - After the Royals finished putting the broom to the California Angels I thought, "I'd better get out that old blue ballcap with the KC on it and my blue Royals T-shirt.
The offense was in high gear Tuesday afternoon at the Barton Sports Complex for the Barton Community College women's soccer team.
HUTCHINSON - It was a battle to the final holes Tuesday afternoon at Carey Park.
Last week, Arizona, Mississippi, Mississippi State and TCU gave the AP Top 25 an extreme makeover with huge victories. This week, the Wildcats, Rebels, Bulldogs and Horned Frogs try to validate all that attention and prove they are more than October shooting stars.
As the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference begins to wind down, the Barton men's soccer team is moving up.
Barton Community College will offer citizenship classes from 10 a.m. to noon and a night class session from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 4, 2014, through Jan. 29, 2015 at the Center for Adult Education 1025 Main St., Great Bend in room 208.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend accepts anonymous tips that may help solve crimes or recover stolen property. On Saturday, Oct. 4, just after midnight, Great Bend Police officers responded to an alarm at L&M Contractors on K-96. A garage door was found open, and it was determined a Stihl chain saw, chop saw, chipping hammer, transit, angle grinder and a 14-inch saw were stolen. Loss was $6,700.
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The Rosewood Rodeo turns a decade old this month. The annual event, which showcases horse riding abilities of people with developmental disabilities, originated in the fall of 2005 at the Indoor Riding Arena at Rosewood Ranch. Several years later, the event was moved to Great Bend Expo III, to accommodate the increased number of riders, family and other spectators who traditionally participate in daylong activities.
GREAT BEND – Paul E. Dyer, 84, died Oct. 8, 2014 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
ELKO, Nev. - Allan V. Aksmit, 83, died Oct. 12, 2012.
The wealthy are giving less to charity, while middle-income and poor Americans are giving more, according to a new report by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Thirty-two percent of for-profit college alumni don't think their education was worth it, and almost half believe their college was more interested in money than education, according to a Public Agenda survey. But almost 60 percent reported that their for-profit school did an "excellent" or "good" job preparing them for the workplace. One of the most important voices in the conversation, however, is the one that's missing - their future employers.