HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Leonard and Barbara Erway will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a trip to Niagra Falls, N.Y. with their children.
David and Doris Scott of Ness City and Dale and Joann George of Albert announce the engagement of their children, Berneice Rene Scott and Gary Alan George.
Catherine Seyfert, of Hunter, will celebrate her 85th birthday on June 20 with a card shower. Her children and their spouses are, Janice and Nick Kastner of Wichita, Terry and Julie Seyfert of Beloit, Sharon and Larry Dohe of Lincoln, Cherie Simmons of Beloit, and the late Shirley Beuerlein. She has 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert George of Salina announce the engagement of their daughter Holly Michelle Stockham of McPherson, to Kurtis Wade Frick of Larned, son of Kent and Karen Frick of rural Larned. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Elderidge and Hazel George of Wichita, and John and Carolyn Casey of Dallas, Texas. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Alma Frick and Mildred Fyler, both of Larned, the late Raymond Frick and the late Carlton Fyler.
Lloyd and Virginia Stroud of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary on June 10 with a family gathering.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Entering the 14th inning, the New York Yankees were 0 for 14 with runners in scoring position, and Washington Nationals teen sensation was Bryce Harper was 0 for 6 at the plate.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk won the battle of par Saturday at the U.S. Open.
MIAMI (AP) - Russell Westbrook leads the NBA Finals with 18 assists, which is a great sign for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Arkansas' DJ Baxendale bounced back from one of his worst starts of the year to turn in his best.
LAWRENCE (AP) - An analysis of Big 12 athletics finds its commonplace for athletes to cluster in majors, which isn't against NCAA regulations but has generated concerns among some experts.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant had the ball in his hands and LeBron James in his face.
The Barton Community College volleyball program is offering camps for middle school kids on Friday and high school individuals on Saturday.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton has been released from the hospital after becoming dehydrated because of an intestinal virus.
Barton and Pawnee county employers now have access to a new program at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center designed to help their bottom line and encourage preventive health care for their employees.
Brandi Demel, R.N., has been setting the stage for the rollout of a new program that will help local and area residents find the resources they need for a healthier life.
First United Methodist Church will offer Paws-4-Praise this Sunday, Aug. 10, at Veterans Memorial Park. It will be followed by a worship service and community picnic.
Author Kris Goertzen from Hutchinson will be the featured speaker at "A Reflection of Christ," a conference for women and teens. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Perkins Party Room, 2920 10th St., Great Bend.
CLAY CENTER – Almost weekly news stories appear promoting gay rights. Currently 19 states have legalized same sex marriage while 31 states have traditional marriage laws on the books. Additionally, President Obama has issued various executive orders furthering the equality of gays. All this has made the gay issue a topic for public discussion. It is not just a religious, political or social issue anymore. It is regularly in the news and impacting many Americans on some level.
On Saturday Aug. 23 Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway Ave., Great Bend, will hold its first session in its spiritual formation classes, SpiritLife, for the fall semester. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the last class will conclude at 3 p.m.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend, or immediately following the canvassing the Tuesday, Aug. 5, primary ballots. The agenda includes the 2013 audit report, the introduction of the new Health Director Shelly Shneider and the booking fee for the Barton County Detention Facility.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Ah, summer. What a great time for boys to read "The Dangerous Book for Boys."
Let's wave bye-bye to July with a thigh-slapping salute to Curt Clawson, the tea party's latest contribution to the U.S. Congress. Rarely has a Republican white guy evinced such cluelessness about Americans of a different race.