New books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library: "Maybe This Time" by Jennifer Crusie. Andie Miller wants to get past her ex-husband and move on with her life. But then he calls with a real dilemma. He has just "inherited" two orphans from a distant cousin, and boy, does he need help! And then, when she moves into their spooky old house, she finds it's more than her ex-husband haunting her! "Wicked Appetite" ...
Rush County Community Choir will present a Christmas Cantata, "Night of the Father's Love" on Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Hope Lutheran Church in Rush Center and at 4:30 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Albert, four miles south, one mile west and 1/2 mile south of Albert.
The Streets of Bethlehem, a journey through the past to visit the birthplace of Christ, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 5, 11 and 12 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 205 S. County Road, in Holyrood. Tours leave every 10 to 15 minutes. Admission is free with entertainment while you wait, live animals and refreshments. See the town where Jesus was born and experience what the shopkeepers and townspeople saw and heard that night.
Fiction: Face Of Betrayal, Lis Wiehl; Hazard, Michael Senuta; A Taste Of Romance, Roni Denholtz; The Christmas Bargain, Sarita Leone; Murder In The Mangroves, Marty Ambrose; The Suitor List, Shirley Marks; Ring Around His Heart, C.J. Love; Trail's End, Mack Curlee; Mary, Janis Newman; The Weight, Andrew Vachss; Indulgence In Death, J.D. Robb; Out Of The Shadows, Sheryl Leonard; Konniger's Woman, Terrell Bowers; A Flickering Light, Jane Kirkpatrick; The Jewel Of His Heart, Maggie Brendan; ...
A local downtown business followed the lead of one of its suppliers and recently sponsored a fundraiser for Heartland Cancer Center patients. Beautiful Beginnings, 1523 Main, donated cash and a locally decorated prom dress to the HCC after the month-long event. "One of our companies, Brighton, designs a special bracelet each year for breast cancer awareness month, with proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation," ...
The Great Bend Public Library will show an after-school movie on Friday, and will hold a tree-trimming party on Saturday, Children's Librarian Eric Coulbourne said. Friday's movie starts at 3:30 p.m. The movie is about a doubting boy who, on Christmas Eve, boards a magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. Free popcorn will be served. Saturday's tree-trimming party will be from 2-4 p.m. in ...
Christian-based recovery programs Celebrate Recovery - 6-30-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley St., Great Bend. The group is open to all adults, and deals with addictions and hurts, hang-ups and habits. The Serenity Seekers, a Christian-centered 12 Step program Alcoholics Anonymous (cl) closed (o) open (bb) big book (n/s) non-smoking (ls) literature study A.A.: Ellinwood Group A.A.: Grapevine Group ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama taped an interview with this week in which he revealed he has Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan on his iPod. Unfortunately the interview question asked him what he planned to do about North Korea. Senate Republicans proposed a bill Tuesday to scale back the health care reform law. Doctors are experiencing a huge increase in demand for medical services. Tiger Woods is ...
Four years ago I had hip replacement surgery - which involves having an implant containing metal - and that means that every time I fly, which is often, a Transportation Safety Administration employee passes a wand over my body to be sure I'm not concealing some explosive device on my person.
New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, waging a particularly contentious battle, mailed out a flier in the past election, suggesting that Democratic state politicians are corrupt, with photos of seven of that party's current and recent office-holders and accompanied by a special odor-triggering paper that releases a "garbage-scented" smell when exposed to air - and which supposedly grows even more foul over time.
With only a few months left until Habitat for Humanity plans to break ground on their next building project, the nonprofit organization's board is hosting their second-annual "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater with hopes for raising at least $15,000. These funds will be acquired through a combination of ticket sales, table sponsorships from local business, and free will donations at the event.
Beverly Prescott of Larned and Sr. Patricia Martinez of Great Bend were honored for their service as Foster Grandparent volunteers at the November In-service and Holiday Luncheon held at Cedar Park Place in Great Bend on Nov. 17th.
ST LOUIS Mo. - The Internal Revenue Service is looking for almost 112,000 taxpayers who are missing regular refund checks totaling more than $164.6 million.
Fourteen GBHS scholars participated in the 32nd annual Fort Hays State University Math Relays. Approximately 542 participants from 44 schools competed at this annual event. GBHS placed 5th overall out of ten teams in the 4 – 6A school category.
Hoisington NHS inducts new members
HOISINGTON - Sonja Dee Ritter, 49, died Nov. 21, 2013, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. She was born May 4, 1964, at Larned, the daughter of Raymond Lee and Patricia J. (Freeburg) Hanken.
Lending an ear to a person takes on a new meaning when it is part of the E.A.R.S. program. "Everyone Able to Read through Sharing," is a program that was created over 10 years ago through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
Last week, when Bill Clinton said President Obama should allow people to keep their health-insurance coverage - an early attempt to distance Hillary and himself from ObamaCare - I began to worry that the Clintons may be serious about another run at the White House.
"The holiday turkey sure looks grand this year," Dick Cheney said. "Why don't we go around the table and say what we're thankful for?"