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.
Great Bend High School girls' golf team hosted the Western Athletic Conference schools for a golf invitational on Tuesday.
The upcoming Elvis Tribute concert at Great Bend's American Legion will feature Frank Werth & the Vibrations. An article in Sunday's Great Bend Tribune said the backup group would be on tape. While the soundman uses tracks for the instrumentation, the Vibrations is a four-person vocal group that joins Werth for a live show known as Frank's Attribute To Elvis, or F.A.T.E. The benefit concert will be from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave.
Robert J. "Bob" Tittel, 56, passed away on Sunday morning, Oct. 5, at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born on Jan. 23, 1958 in Ness City, he was the son of Benhardt and Hildegard Frieda Emma (Schettler) Tittel. In 1976, he graduated from Ness City High School, and that same year he moved to Great Bend. A longtime Great Bend resident, he worked for many years as a cable technician for CableVision in Great Bend until health issues prevented him from working. Bob was a bit of a Jack-of-all-trades, and enjoyed many activities, including auto body restoration.
James W. Herren, 92, died Oct. 6, at Sumner County Care Center in Wellington. Born June 24, 1922, in Great Bend, he was the son of George L. and Minda (Knighton) Herren. On July 10, 1978, he married Beverly A. Barnes in Wichita. She preceded him in death. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a supervisor for Kansas Foundation for the Blind.
A Great Bend woman who has attended several of the Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy sessions is hoping for a big turnout at the next presentation. It will be the last one of the year.
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On the road in Atlanta, the Pirates learned they were among 10 teams to make it to baseball's postseason. Reporter Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette described what followed:
Law enforcement has long been a popular subject in film comedy. It looks like some producer now has a lot of potential material.