Loma McAtee of Lyons, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Feb. 5 with a card shower.
Mae K. Weaver will celebrate her 90th birthday with a Come and Go Reception from 1:30 to 3:30 on Feb. 3 at Riverbend Assisted Living, 3820 Broadway in Great Bend. Hosts for the reception are special friends, Derinda Bussman, Teresa Bachand, Mary Sue Schneider and Riverbend Assisted Living.
Hubert J. Steiner will celebrate his 90th birthday on Jan. 31 with a card shower.
Great Bend Middle School announces students who received the Above and Beyond Award for the second nine weeks. The students are nominated by their teachers for going above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The student receives a certificate, and a pizza and pop luncheon with the administrators.
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.
John Lowe has been named Pathways December Employee of the Month. John has been caring for Pathways clients since 2009. John is a true team player. He will help will all parts of the agency; from maintenance to helping with direct care. He frequently gets call at all hours of the night and on weekends to fix maintenance issues, or help with client behaviors. John always puts the clients first and goes the extra mile to ensure they live in a safe environment.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday for the 2011 Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon honoring Don Halbower, former GBHS principal, and Dan McGovern, a 1960 GBHS graduate who held a variety of high level positions in the administrations of President Reagan and the first President Bush, as well as the California state government.
Theresa Peters has been named ResCare HomeCare December Employee of the Month. Theresa has been caring for the clients of ResCare HomeCare for just a short time, however she came to us with a long history of caring for the elderly. She has proven herself to be a caring, dependable, hard worker. Theresa's clients love having her around because they can count on her to do whatever is needed. They describe her as caring and always there when they need her.
The Stafford County Extension Office will hold a prescribed burning workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Stafford County Extension Office, 210 E. 3rd in St. John.
Barton Community College has named 267 students to the Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester.
Jenni Carr-Extension Agent
The following meals will be served Jan. 30 through Feb. 3. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
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.