A leader in their service industry, Mobile Radio Service has been recognized once again for its accomplishment by renewing their status as an approved Certified Service Center (CSC). Mobile Radio Service has met the even more stringent national renewal requirements of the CSC program; an all-industry initiative backed by leading electronics industry associations and major product manufacturers.
Zeta Gamma Sorority had their first meeting of the year on Sept. 13 at St. Rose Atrium. The program, given by Ranjan Sachdev, gave the members an awareness of how to maintain a healthy mind and body. Plans were made for the Rush Party. Cake mixes were collected for Mrs. Prossers class at Lincoln elementary school. This is the 31st year for this project. Zeta Gamma's Rush party was held at The Rack. This was a couples party and well attended.
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.
Staci Bownes attended the annual InfoExpo User Conference in At1anta, Ga., on Sept. 18-21. While there she learned new ideas, heard from innovative speakers, met with ASA executives, product managers, technology partners, industry experts and others. ASA Tire Systems develops comprehensive systems of software tools geared to helping tire dealers and retreaders manage all facets of their business.
Sarah Reif and Tony Schmieg announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Melvin and Sammie Reif of Ellinwood. The prospective groom is the son of Donald and Judy Schmieg of Chanhassen, Minn.
James F. Schneweis will celebrate his 80th birthday on Oct. 16 with a card shower. He was born in Claflin and lived in LaCrosse and Quinter before moving to Hoisington in 1967.
Herman (Junior) and Waneta Irene Mausolf will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a Come and Go celebration from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Jordaan Room, 502 Broadway, in Larned. Friends and relatives are invited. The couple requests no gifts.
Mike and Myrla Keenan, of Great Bend, celebrated their 60th anniversary at the Woodlands Resort in The Woodlands, Texas. The couple was accompanied on their trip by Mryla's sister and brother-in-law, Delora and Marvin Baldwin of Great Bend, their three children and spouses, Evan and Nicki Keenan of Spring, Texas, Mark and Valerie Hardy of Sherman, Texas, and Kent and Roxanne Keenan of Great Bend. Many of their grandchildren were also in attendance.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schoenborn of Keller, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Schoenborn, to Nicholas Urban, son of Mrs. Murine Prosser, of Claflin.
Shirley Marie Blanchard of Hoisington, will celebrate her 90th birthday with a card shower.
Bob and Carol Stiles celebrated their 50th anniversary with a cruise to Alaska with family.
Lawrence N. Liebl, of Claflin, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Oct. 15 with a family gathering. He has five children, Ken and Mary Liebl of Wichita, Carol and Rich Steiner of Great Bend, Larry and Marcie Liebl, Kevin and Nancy Liebl and Todd and Carla Liebl, all of Claflin; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu. The program will be provided by Barton County Clerk, Donna Zimmerman, about the new voting regulations that have come into effect.
If the EPA's proposed rule to redefine waters of the United States becomes law, farming and ranching as we know it today may end.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
Great Bend native and President and General Manager of Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc., Joan Barrett, was named one of Wichita's Top Women in Business for 2014. Barrett was among only 20 women who received the honor Aug. 26, at a special presentation hosted by the Wichita Business Journal.
Time's up, Mr. President.
At age 12, I earned a rather unusual distinction: I was the most experienced funeral altar boy at St. Patrick's parish. And with my kid brother Marty as my wingman, we became a pretty reliable one-two tag team for many funerals in the early '70s. If there were a teen version of funeral crashers, I was Owen Wilson.
The news made many Americans do a double-take. Wait a minute: this news story says a 9-year-old girl accidentally killed her gun instructor while he was teaching her to use...an Uzi? An UZI?! One of those Israeli-designed compact sub automatic machine guns? That gun that can fire 600 rounds per minute? It just had to be a bad joke.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at Montana Mike's. John Popp, from USD 428, will present the program "College Career Readiness Standards."
The mosaic, artistic, eccentric, sunken toilet, Bowl Plaza, public restroom at Lucas has been selected as a "Top 10 finalists for America's Best Restroom." Voting begins now. The public is invited to cast a ballot for a favorite restroom online at www.bestrestroom.com through Oct. 31. You can vote today and every day. Please help Lucas win over other entries from Florida, Missouri, Washington, DC, California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Texas.
The State Fair is in high gear and today is Sept. 7. A strong cold front moved through this past Friday and parts of the area have received fairly significant amounts of precipitation over the last week. Much of the immediate area was listed under the Moderate Drought category last Thursday but parts of eastern Barton, Rice, and Ellsworth Counties are a bit better and rated as Moderately Dry. Some producers question this since they are dealing with fields too wet for equipment while other missed out on the rains. It's almost time to plant the 2015 winter wheat ...