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Chris and Tori Stukey of Salina announce the birth of their daughter, Jentri Jo Stukey, on Aug. 9 at Salina Regional Health Center. She weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long.
Larry Marston will be celebrate his 70th birthday with a family party to be held later this month.
Don and Connie Redding will celebrate their 55th anniversary on Dec. 14 in Kansas City with their children, Randy Redding of Bushton
Tiffanie Kaiser and Todd Friesen announce the birth of their son Greyson Kaiser Friesen on Sept. 21 in Lafayette, Colo. He weighed 7 lbs. and was 20 in. long.
Tammy Haltom and Scott Piland announce their engagement. Scott is the son of Troy Piland of Garden City and Linda Piland of Great Bend.
Jarod and Megan Appelhans of Wichita announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Marie, on Aug. 23. She weighed 5 lbs. and was 18 1/2 in. long.
Sheldon and Kristie Peacock of Great Bend will celebrate their 40th anniversary on Dec. 27 with a card shower.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
The Progress Club met on December 3 at the home of Patricia Halbower with 20 members and one guest in attendance. Norma Ward and Donna McAllaster were the co-hostesses.
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.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 14 at Montana Mike's, 906 McKinley in Great Bend. President Rose Kelly will be in charge of the meeting. Members are reminded that dues of $20 for 2013 are now payable to Treasurer Danelda St. Aubyn.