Ambrose and Jean Demel celebrated their 50th anniversary on Nov. 13 with a family luncheon and reception. Ambrose Leonard Demel and Patricia Jean Hancock were united in marriage on Nov. 12, 1960 at St. John Evangelist Catholic Church in Hoisington. The couple has nine children, Pat, Sandy and husband Curt Davis, Joe, Sue and husband Tom Rose and Aimee and husband Dusty Wyant, all of Hoisington, Don and wife Christa of Great Bend, Ben and wife Kathy of Hutchinson, Sam and wife Lynda of Newton and Cheri and husband Darrin Haberman of Brentwood, Tenn.; 23 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
David and Norma Schneider announce the engagement of their daughter, Denise Elizabeth Schneider, to Nathan Joseph Zink, son of Joseph and Lora Zink.
Clifford and Lila Sohm of Great Bend will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a card shower.
Henry and Carolyn Burmeister of Holyrood will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 27 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 301 E. Nassau Street in Holyrood. Hosts for the event will be their family. The couple requests no gifts.
Clinton Karst will celebrate his 80th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 28 with a surprise reception in the Fellowship Hall at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hoisington. Friends and family are invited. Hosts for the event will be his family. They request no gifts. Cards may be sent to 1212 N. Vine, Hoisington, KS 67544.
The Parnassus Club met Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the home of Sharon Jones with eight members present.
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Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Nov. 16 at Club 1 for a program hosted by Janis Link. The members were given a tour and toning session at the club. The chapter then met at the home of Linda Jerke. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
Paula McClure has been promoted to Senior Vice President according to Paul Snapp, President of the Bank. In announcing the promotion, Snapp commented that, "Since joining our bank, Paula has done an outstanding job managing our operations and bringing new cost efficiencies to the Bank. Her values, judgment and banking experience serve our customers and the bank well. I am pleased and excited to announce this well-deserved promotion."
Connie Schlochtermeier, RN, was honored with an Distinguished Service Award at the Kansas Hospital Association State Conference on Nov. 11. Connie is a nurse educator and director for the Association for Continuing Education (ACE) in Great Bend. She is a member of the Kansas Healthcare Education Council (KaHEC) and was chosen by a committee of her peers to receive the award given annually for her service to the council as well as many healthcare facilities across the state. She has been dedicated to the KaHEC group by serving as a district secretary and by presenting several programs to the district ...
The P.A.R. and Sarah Boese Unruh annual reunion was held Nov. 7 at the Peking Garden Restaurant in Larned with 30 in attendance. Those attending were Mary Ann Mull, Dwayne and Janis Deckert, and Donald, Brenda, Julietha, Sarah and William Jones all of Great Bend; Arlene Reece, Kent and Annette Reece, Cory, Kylee and Owen Reece and Kelly, Ian and Ella Reece all of Burdett; Lyle and Teresa Reece of Rozel; Kevin, Marsha and Michael Reece, and Keith Mull all of Larned; Glenn and Elaine Mull of Pawnee Rock; Laramie and Michelle Unruh of Valley Center; and Vera ...
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Nov. 5, announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin issuing Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP 08) and Conservation Security Program (CSP 02) payments this month to thousands of farmers and ranchers in all fifty states to help maintain and improve the natural resources on their land. The yearly contract payments totaling $500 million are authorized under the 2002 and 2008 Farm Bills. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers both programs.
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Sponsors of Royal Family Kids Camp, which provides summer fun for children in foster care, will hold a 5K run/walk at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, at Brit Spaugh Park.
George Martin and Karen Kline-Martin will be serving a breakfast at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 6, before the Lenten study that George is leading at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2701 17th St.
This Sunday, April 6, St. Mark Lutheran, 2101 Jackson, Great Bend, and St. Paul Lutheran, Galatia, will begin their spring and summer service schedule.
• Critter Ministry to host meeting - Critter Ministry will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 5, in the Burnside Room of the Carol Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St., in Great Bend. There will be free refreshments and prize giveaways.
CLAY CENTER – The Gutenberg Printing Press was invented around 1440, having a huge impact on learning, communications and much more worldwide. The United States Constitution was adopted Sept. 17, 1787, establishing a new form of government the world had never witnessed before. These are two significant events in world history, but are they the greatest? Here are my top two: 1) The incarnation of Jesus of Nazareth. 2) The resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Let me explain.
The next Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse will be April 12 at a new location, the First Assembly of God church, 601 S. Patton Road. Coffee and social time is at 9 a.m., with the meeting getting underway at 9:30.
The annual Presbyterian Women's Rummage Sale will be held Saturday, April 5, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church at 24th and Washington. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the sale will continue until noon.
Members of the First United Methodist Church have a heart for mission work, member Judy Turner said. Several projects have been tackled since the first of the year.
"Increase the Reach Summit," presented by the Rev. Scott Hinkle, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12, at Faith Community Church. The Rev. Hinkle will also be speaking in the church's Sunday morning worship service, at 10:30 a.m. April 13. Pastor Sandy Kennedy said both services are open to the public.
For thousands of years, the Passover meal has been celebrated by the Jewish people in commemoration of the Old Testament account of their escape from Egyptian slavery, the beginning of their long trek towards "the promised land," and their hope in a Messiah who would deliver them from bondage forever.
Siblings Ed Galliart and Crystal Galliart have been chosen to administrate the Great Bend Christians ministry, said Mike Richardson of City Church Ministries.