Esther Riedl (Gaudreault) Phillips will celebrate her 90th birthday with a card shower. A resident of Columbus, formerly of Larned, she was born on May 6, 1921 in Rosell. She has three children, Nancy Evans, Marie Nepple, and James Phillips; and four grandchildren, Phil Evans, Paul Evans, Kelli Brandt, and Julie Frampton.
Wayne and Marilyn Hanna of Ellinwood announce the engagement of their granddaughter, Elizabeth Gunther, to Ryan Henderson, son of Marc and Teresa Henderson of Derby.
Shawn and Allison Brock announce the birth of their daughter, Sierra Marie Brock, on April 3 in Great Bend. She weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. and was 20 in. long.
Three seniors from Great Bend High School were recently awarded the Summerfield Scholarship and admitted into the University of Kansas Honors Program. The Scholars Recognition Reception took place on April 3 in Lawrence at the University of Kansas Campus in Hasinger Hall. Dr. Kala Stroup, a Great Bend High School graduate, Woman's Hall of Fame Recipient at the University of Kansas and Watkins-Berger Scholarship Alumna was the Keynote Speaker for this very prestigious award banquet.
The Heartland Cancer Center Cancer Support Group meeting will be held 2 p.m. onTuesday at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland. The meeting is open to all cancer survivors and their families. Anyone wanting to know more about the disease, treatment, caring for or living with cancer are invited. New comers are always welcome. The summer schedule and activities for the group will be set at the April meeting. Any questions, please contact Dana Foss at 620-793-5811.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met April 5, at the CPI Annex with Karen Reif as hostess and co-hostess. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
The sky above the Flint Hills in Riley County was clear and blue as the sun rose April 12. It was a day cattlemen had been waiting for. After days of roaring southerly winds, conditions were calm.
Great Bend Desk and Derrick met on April 7 at Bentley and Assoc. Guest speaker was Dr. Scott Brantley, CEO of West Wind Energy, LLC. Brantley shared the company's success as a leader in the wind energy industry where they generate power with one of the great plain's greatest free asset "The Wind". Scott explained the advantages and practical applications of wind turbines; he notes "your energy future is a choice, not fate". Log on to their website: www.westwindenergyllc.com to learn more about their company.
Manweiler Chevrolet is happy to announce they have two new additions to their staff in Hoisington. Billy Herndon has joined our sales staff and Mark Bogner joined our service staff.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Dave White announced the cutoff date of May 20, of another funding opportunity for both certified organic producers and those transitioning to organic production systems.
The Sterling College Biology Department was recently represented at the Kansas Academy of Science Annual Meeting held on April 8-9 in Baldwin City. Two students, Leonore Enfield of Raymond, and Tyler Wise of Clearwater, gave a research presentation titled, "Effects of Prairie Restoration on Small Mammals."
Ten consumers and Rosewood Services staff had a "most excellent adventure" last weekend when they attended the "Self Advocacy is Risky Business" conference in Topeka. The theme, "Everyone Has the Right to Risk," was front and center during the three day conference, which was organized by the Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas (SACK). SACK's vision is that "all Kansans with developmental disabilities will have the opportunity to express opinions and make choices in order to create a life where they are treated with the same dignity and respect as persons without developmental disabilities."
Becky Burr (left) was the winner of Cornerstone Interiors "$200 off Hunter Douglas Product" at last Tuesday's "We Do Windows" event at Cornerstone Interiors. Debbie Deutsch, owner of Cornerstone Interiors presents the check to Becky.
Windell Middlebrooks, a Sterling College alumnus, recently debuted in his first role as a regular on the new ABC series "Body of Proof." Middlebrooks is certainly is not new to television as his recognizable face has been seen on the Disney Channel television series "The Suite Life on Deck" and in national advertisements as the Miller High Life Delivery Man.
George Martin and Karen Kline-Martin will be serving a breakfast at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 6, before the Lenten study that George is leading at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2701 17th St.
This Sunday, April 6, St. Mark Lutheran, 2101 Jackson, Great Bend, and St. Paul Lutheran, Galatia, will begin their spring and summer service schedule.
• Critter Ministry to host meeting - Critter Ministry will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 5, in the Burnside Room of the Carol Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St., in Great Bend. There will be free refreshments and prize giveaways.
CLAY CENTER – The Gutenberg Printing Press was invented around 1440, having a huge impact on learning, communications and much more worldwide. The United States Constitution was adopted Sept. 17, 1787, establishing a new form of government the world had never witnessed before. These are two significant events in world history, but are they the greatest? Here are my top two: 1) The incarnation of Jesus of Nazareth. 2) The resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Let me explain.
The next Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse will be April 12 at a new location, the First Assembly of God church, 601 S. Patton Road. Coffee and social time is at 9 a.m., with the meeting getting underway at 9:30.
The annual Presbyterian Women's Rummage Sale will be held Saturday, April 5, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church at 24th and Washington. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the sale will continue until noon.
Members of the First United Methodist Church have a heart for mission work, member Judy Turner said. Several projects have been tackled since the first of the year.
"Increase the Reach Summit," presented by the Rev. Scott Hinkle, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12, at Faith Community Church. The Rev. Hinkle will also be speaking in the church's Sunday morning worship service, at 10:30 a.m. April 13. Pastor Sandy Kennedy said both services are open to the public.
For thousands of years, the Passover meal has been celebrated by the Jewish people in commemoration of the Old Testament account of their escape from Egyptian slavery, the beginning of their long trek towards "the promised land," and their hope in a Messiah who would deliver them from bondage forever.
Siblings Ed Galliart and Crystal Galliart have been chosen to administrate the Great Bend Christians ministry, said Mike Richardson of City Church Ministries.