David and Janie Burns announce the engagement of their daughter, Dianna Louise Burns, to Devin James Brew, son of Diana Brew of Downs and Chris and Heidi Trent of Salina.
David and Norma Schneweis of Claflin announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacque Schneweis to Paul Simon, son of Ed and Jana Simon of Marienthal. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Leonard and Irene Mattas of Wilson and the late Lawrence and Cecelia Schneweis. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Iona Dierks of Leoti, the late R.L. and Mugs Simon, and the late Clare Dierks.
Elizabeth Lavern Splitter and Matthew David Lansdowne were united in marriage on Oct. 12, at the First Baptist Church in McPherson in a double ring ceremony officiated by Minister Tom Bronleewe. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Janet Splitter of Lorraine and the late Dr. Melvin Splitter. The groom is the son of David and Kathy Lansdowne of Hutchinson. Grandparents of the bride are the late Vernon and Melva Splitter and Willard and Lois Janssen. Grandparents of the groom are Margaret Lansdowne and Dr. Kenneth and Maxine Burkhard, all of Manhattan and the late Robert Lansdowne.
The Southwest Kansas Bar Association is sponsoring its annual scholarship essay contest for all qualified seniors attending a high school in the 29 county area served by the Association.
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.
At this time of year, many gardeners are thinking about what to plant in their gardens, and how they want their landscape to look this coming growing season. K-State Research and Extension can be a great resource for research on what will grow well in your yard. By going to the Horticulture website at www.hfrr.ksu.edu, you can find a link for Recommended Plants for Kansas. These plants have been tested at research centers and placed on the list for their abilities to grow and thrive in the Kansas climate.
The following meals will be served Feb. 3 through Feb. 7. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's 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.
During the month of February Landmark National Bank asks you to remember those special friends who give us Purr Fect Love by donating cash, supplies or pet food to the Golden Belt Humane Society.
Students from 12 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Feb. 5, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.
With the educational programs for 2014 in full swing it is easy to see that the common theme is definitely health and wellness. Today I want to highlight a workshop that targets people who are living with a chronic condition. Read on to see how you can register.
The public is invited to attend a free, live broadcast of the National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health and discuss how to build soil health, improve yields, curb erosion, manage pests, and build resilience in your farming system.
Juti Winchester, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History at Fort Hays State University, will be the featured guest scholar when Kansas Trails and Rail series convenes again on Feb. 9 at the Kinsley Library. Dr. Winchester wrote her doctoral dissertation on Buffalo Bill Cody and was formerly the curator of the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody Wyoming. She will be speaking on "Buffalo Bill Cody, Buffalo Hunting and the Kansas Trails and Rails."
According to the Los Angeles Times, California state Senator Bill Monning on February 13 introduced a controversial bill that could make California the first state in the nation to require prominent health warnings (about obesity, diabetes and tooth decay) on sugary drinks.
Let's keep it together, people.