First, here's hoping everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. Next, the Christmas season is now officially here. Black Friday has come and gone, for many by Thursday night. Many, especially children, have compiled wish lists of what they want under the Christmas tree. Today, seems an appropriate time to generate a Christmas wish list for those producing our food, fiber, and fuel.
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 Kansas State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance will present WinterDance 2014 at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, and Friday, Dec. 5, and at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, in Chapman Theatre at Nichols Hall.
For some people, the best meal of the holiday season is the leftovers. So here are some ideas to savor the meal again.
If you're worried about a data breach when making those holiday purchases on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there isn't much you can do, according to a cybersecurity expert from Kansas State University.
The following meals will be served Dec. 1 through Dec. 5. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef 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.
More than 12,000 academic scholarships have been awarded to Kansas State University students for the 2014-2015 school year.
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The fight over immigration reform was wiped off our TV screens by the fires and tear gas clouds in Ferguson Monday night.
"I was standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, and such a fine sight to see: it's a girl, my lord, in a flatbed Ford, slowin' down to take a look at me."
Reinke announces that Raindrop Repair, Inc. of St. John, has received a Gold Reinke Pride award in recognition of the company's 2013-2014 marketing year success. The Reinke dealership was honored during Reinke's recent annual convention held Oct. 23-25, in Palm Springs, Calif.
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT) game wardens and Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) troopers will conduct a joint checkpoint in south central Kansas in early December. The firearms deer season will open Dec. 3, pheasant and quail seasons opened Nov. 8, the greater prairie chicken regular season started Nov. 15, and duck and goose seasons are also underway. The checkpoint is intended to help enforce state and federal wildlife laws, as well as the state's driver's licensing laws.
A Whole Hog Feed Cancer Benefit will be held for Valarie Smith-Dellrocco at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday at the Central Baptist Church, Lakin and Harrison in Great Bend. Valarie, a resident of Great Bend, was diagnosed with cancer in June 2014. She is now in remission. Funds from the feed will help pay hospital bills.
Danceography will hold their first recital since opening on Sept. 2. "Our First Christmas" recital will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Great Bend High School Auditorium. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets can be purchased for $5. Dancers will be from Great Bend, Hoisington, Claflin, Ellinwood, Lyons, St. John and surrounding areas, instructed by Miss Laura Klima.
Southwest Baptist University head softball coach Jim Flora has announced the signing of three athlete's for the 2016 season, including Hunter Middleton, a senior at Great Bend High School. She is the daughter of Shari and Brett Middleton.
Unlike Barack Obama, I am not a father to teenage girls, but it must be something like being President with this obstructionist congress. No good deed for Obama goes unpunished by Republicans in Washington, and the recent climate agreement with China is a good example.
It seems nobody wants to be Secretary of Defense in the Obama administration. The president's first two Defense Secretaries, Robert Gates and Leon Panetta, both complained bitterly this month about their time in the administration. The president's National Security Council staff micro-managed the Pentagon, they said at a forum last week.
Join the staff of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in celebrating the Christmas season with a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 13.