Chelsea Alexander will become a familiar face to many local and area families that have children with developmental delays. As the new early childhood special education teacher at Sunflower's Early Education Center, she is visiting family homes and sharing her expertise.
It was 35 years ago this spring that Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) offered services to its first patient.
The Presbyterian Women of Great Bend will hold their Annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 5th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 24th & Washington in Great Bend. A variety of items will be priced starting at 25 cents and up. For more information, contact Carol at 620-793-8234.
WICHITA - Remnant of Israel Messianic Synagog will celebrate its Community Passover Seder at 6 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the Corporate Caterers Banquet Hall located at 2949 N. Rock Road in Wichita.
ELLINWOOD - Immanuel United Church of Christ, 701 North Fritz., Ellinwood, will hold its 11th Annual Hog Feed from 5-7 p.m. on April 6, at the church. Freewill donations will be accepted.
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. The Rev. Arthur Crider said the purpose of the meeting is, "To change the face of a nation one soul at a time."
HUTCHINSON - An opportunity to offer a chance for change is the purpose of the annual Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale scheduled April 11 and 12 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. The event raises funds for Mennonite Central Committee, a world relief organization (mcc.org).
LARNED - A program that visually explains Jewish Passover traditions and their relation to the Last Supper will be presented at 6 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the United Methodist Church, 701 Main St., in Larned.
Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley St., will host the next Lenten Luncheon at noon Wednesday, April 2. Host pastor is Jay Beouy, and the speaker will be Roy Savage, a retired Great Bend pastor.
Money raised at the annual Monterrey Dinner allowed the First Congregational United Church of Christ's outreach committee to donate $3,186.36 to Star of Hope.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn session titled, "Age Sense – Adapting To Life's Changes," from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
Delete Great Bend Public Library will show "Catching Fire," the second movie in the "Hunger Games" series, at 4 p.m. Monday, March 31, for Teen Movie Monday, open to students in grades 7-12.
There have been some twists and turns since Melvin Vink started what would become a fixture in central Kansas 55 years ago. But each of those paths has led to Office Products Inc.'s continued growth with a strong emphasis on customer service, the current owners said.
Six-year old Landon Titsworth smiles from ear to ear as he rides atop his horse, Daisy Duke. It's a crisp Friday morning and the spring session of equine therapy has begun at Rosewood Ranch for children with developmental disabilities.
Donations are being accepted for a May 31 garage sale at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, located at 504 Washington St. in Great Bend. This project is sponsored by the hospital part of VFW Post No. 3111 M.O.C., and all of the proceeds will go to veterans in need of help.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp, Saturday, April 19. The hunt will be at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park, just off McKinley St. The event is open to all area children, pre-school through 6th grade. Chairman Mike Nicholson said there will be lots of Easter eggs for all.
The Barton Community College Library is holding an art contest to determine the artwork for 10 Cohen Center for Kansas History (CCKH) trivia pamphlets. This contest is open to all students, Barton employees and community members. Multiple entries are accepted.
HUDSON - Harold Jerome Bauer, 85, died April 8, 2014 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. He died peacefully in the presence of his family.
ELLINWOOD - Velma Ann Wornkey, 75, died April 7, 2014 at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 3, 1939, in Menlo, she was the daughter of Frank and Rose (Mannebaugh) Moos. On Aug. 31 1957, she married Jerry Wornkey. A lifetime resident of Kansas, she was employed in multiple clerical jobs along with being a good and loving mother.
O'Linda E. Orr, 99, died April 5, 2014 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born March 27, 1915 in Susank, she was the daughter of Peter and Katrina (Bitter) Eichman. In 1942, she married William E. Orr in Wichita. He died in 1956. A Great Bend resident since 2000, living in California from 1970 to 2000, she was a beauty operator.
If you have a seventh grader, then you know that he or she just got done taking a standardized test for writing. The good news is our country's education policy recognizes writing is a necessary skill in the information era. The bad news is because of the way we administer and grade the writing standardized tests, we'd have a better idea of whether our kids can write if we looked at their texts.
According to a new UN report, there's good news and bad news about global warming. The good news- it's worse than we thought. Yeah. That's the good news. The bad news- you don't want to know. Because then there's worse news and ultimately, "holy moley, is that an asteroid the size of a mini-mall crushing my house" news.
Be Well Barton County and its Earth Day 2014 partners are hosting the first-ever "Ride for the Planet" bicycle fun ride starting at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo. The ride is one of more than a dozen Earth Day activities and exhibits offered from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the zoo to celebrate Earth Day.