ELLINWOOD - "Finding the Pearl" by Thuan Tammy Fadler with Carol McAdoo Rehme. This memoir describes how a young immigrant from Vietnam found success in America, and rose to the top of her profession. The book was co-written by Carol McAdoo Rehme, of the Ellinwood Rehme family.
A series of public meetings for Quivira National Wildlife Refuge are scheduled for three area communities. Quivira has completed a draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan for public review. The goal of the Plan, or CCP, is to provide guidance and management direction for all Refuge programs for the next 15 years. It includes a vision statement and supporting goals, objectives, and strategies.
Faculty contracts and bids for a new dormitory are on the agenda for the next Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. The board is also expected to approve a resolution that will combine financing for the new dorm with refinancing debt on the 1999 debt for construction of the Cottonwood Hall dormitory.
The Board of Directors of Farmers Bank & Trust elected Roger Marshall, M.D. to the role of Vice Chairman in January of 2013. Dr Marshall has served on the board for thirteen years, in various capacities and leadership positions of committees associated with Farmers Bank & Trust.
Brad and Rickee Maddox will celebrate their 40th anniversary on April 21. The couple was married on April 21, 1973 in a meadow at the Crane Farm in rural Geneseo. Their children are Benn Maddox and wife Shanna of Great Bend and the late Richard Maddox. They have two grandchildren, Gavynn Richard and Mylee Rae.
Four Sterling College art and design seniors will display their final body of work at the senior art exhibition which opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25th. The exhibit titled "Unearthed" will be on display in the Art and Media Center gallery located at the corner of 8th and Washington through May 15.
Jake and Peggy Stremel will celebrate their 57th anniversary on April 21 with a family dinner followed by a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Great Bend Senior Center. Hosts for the event will be their children, Susan and George Read and Lisa and Greg Richmeier. Friends and family are invited to join the family at the reception and bring a wedding picture (or a photocopy) to add to a display.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on April 23 at Eisenhower Elementary School, 1212 Garfield. Items on the agenda include 2013-2014 School Calendar, approval of paper bids, approval of licensed personnel resignations and licensed personnel appointments; and act on resolution to nonrenew contract on a nontenured teacher. Eisenhower Elementary School Principal, Tina Reiser, and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at the school.
Alan Burton, Great Bend, a 2005 Fort Hays State University graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting, is one of 39 winners nationwide, out of a pool of 92,000, of the 2012 Elijah Watt Sells Award of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).