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 40th Annual North American Butterfly Association (NABA) Count will kick off at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Manhattan Plant Materials Center (PMC), Thursday, July 10, beginning at 9 a.m. There is no charge to participate in the count, but volunteers need to register by Monday, July 8, by calling 785-539-8761, to assure adequate supply of materials and handouts. Those attending should bring a sack lunch, water, bug spray, binoculars, field guides, and camera (if you have them) and dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Attendees at the event will be on their own for transportation. If special ...
Members of Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi ended their 2013-14 sorority year with various service projects and programs.
Altered Books' workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 5, at the Grassroots Art Center in Lucas. The instructor is LuAnne Howell, an artist from Lincoln. Reuse and upcycle is the basis of much of LuAnne's artwork. Painting, stitchery, and altering books are only a few of her talents. An old unwanted book, can suddenly become a treasure box, capturing ones own mementos.
The Mayo Clinic and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cite heart disease, stroke, cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease as the top causes of death among adult men in the United States. Life expectancy of men in the U.S. is slightly less than 76 years.
Twelve locations throughout the state have been set for Governor Sam Brownback's Water Vision Team to visit and receive input on the first draft of the Vision for the Future of Water in Kansas.
The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 27 in Great Bend will hold their annual "Forget-Me-Not" fundraiser, Friday July 4th at local business in Great Bend. Chapter members will be at both Dillons stores, WalMart, and Waters True Value Hardware.
Brandon Depenbusch, feedyard general manager for Innovative Livestock Services, was one of more than 60 young cattlemen and women selected to participate in the National Cattlemen's Beef Association 35th Young Cattlemen's Conference. Depenbusch was sponsored by Kansas Livestock Association. The YCC program is a comprehensive, nationwide tour of beef industry sectors, created to enhance leadership skills in your beef industry professionals.
The Great Bend High School Class of 1994 will hold their 20 year reunion on July 26 at the Knights of Columbus. Tickets are $25 per person for the dinner and dance. Deadline is July 15. Tickets can be purchased for $25 for the dance only at the door. Contact Jamie Wetig at 316-371-8771 or email@example.com for more information.
President John Kennedy did not know when he delivered his historic civil rights address on June 11, 1963, that he would not live to see what he had done. He well knew, though, that while America was facing a legal and moral crisis he needed to strike a steady tone and to point the way toward higher ground.
Though the shows central relationship is that of a ten-year old boy and his irrepressible Aunt, there's a strong father-son vibe at the center of the Sterling Community Theatre Troupes production of the classic Broadway musical Mame. The show will be part of Sterlings Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration next at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, and Saturday, July 5, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, in the Sterling High School Theatre.
When I was a youngster, one of my favorite places to play on a cold winter day was my Uncle Joe and Aunt Anna's weathered red barn. Uncle Bernie had one too and it was also a must stop when we went to see our cousins.
In the story that ran in Thursday's Great Bend Tribune about Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation receiving tax credits, there were two errors. First, Camp Aldrich was misspelled. Second, Kans for Kids was referred to as Kansas for Kids in the first paragraph. The Tribune regrets the errors.
Over the past several weeks we have seen a significant increase in illegal immigration, as thousands of unaccompanied minors pour across what seems an invisible southern border into the United States. The mass immigration has, as to be expected, put an enormous strain on local resources, and it has heated up the immigration debate in the US.
Recently, I wrote that summer is the time for stupid political stunts, and John Boehner should honor that tradition by making good on his vow to sue President Obama for alleged executive abuses. "Do it, Mr. Speaker," I urged. "Give us a laugh during silly season."