As luck would have it, I was multitasking while researching this Black History Month column. While I scanned www.blackhistorydaily.com for appropriate quotations from some noted African-American, I jumped over to Yahoo! and stumbled across the perfect quote in the obituary of Pete Seeger (folksinger, activist and noted Caucasian).
As an American, I laugh at those archaic British spellings. Colour? Honour? Their inferiourity, if you will, is obvious. Centre? Theatre? Ridiculous. Most of these barbaric forms were corrected in America hundreds of years ago. Yet one galling Britishism is appearing on my computer screen all too frequently of late: "cancelled," with a gratuitous extra l.
The Kansas Wetlands Education Center has the cure for boredom – winter nature programs! Kids will turn a gourd into a bird house, make a fox and a Chinese lantern owl, play games and of course learn more about the world around them and the creatures living there. So don't delay, sign-up soon, as the maximum for each class is 20 children.
Five stylists at Renue Salon & Spa, 1419 Main, teamed up and started a month-long project to raise money for patients at Heartland Cancer Center. The result was a $400 donation that will directly benefit local patients.
The new speech-language pathologist (SLP) at Sunflower Diversified Services understands that the first three years of life are critical to overall development and is using her skills to help children ages birth to 3.
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Residents of Great Bend and surrounding communities now have a convenient alternative to going to the emergency room or waiting to see their primary care physician when sick.
Kansas Honor Flights is taking applications for the next six flights to Washington. D.C. There will be two flights in April, two in May and two in June.
Life for Debbie Tomlinson was not easy growing up. Her mother died of lung cancer when she was young and she moved to Kansas from California with her abusive, alcoholic father. She was beaten often and at the age of 15 she was kicked out of her house. She bounced around from home to home and eventually wound up married and pregnant at the age of 17. The lack of her home life stability coupled with her pregnancy caused her to drop out of high school, a decision she immediately regretted.
In typical medical language, Vitamin H refers to biotin, which is actually in the B complex of vitamins. But Mary Pebley has a different take on it. To her, the vitamin refers to "humor" medicine.
MANHATTAN – Tradition and heritage is a big part of what makes agriculture such an attractive way of life for so many Kansans. The lifeblood of our existence, the farms and ranches in Kansas, provide food, fuel and fiber for the world.
Christian author and singer Terry Tripp will be the featured speaker at the next Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St. The public is invited to come early for coffee and social time at 9 a.m.
MANHATTAN – More than 3,500 Kansas State University students have earned semester honors for their academic performance in the fall 2013 semester.
For three evenings in February, area Christians are invited to a conference on growing in faith in their daily lives and relationships. Prince of Peace Parish, in cooperation with the national ministries of Heart to Heart Communications, will host the series God Revives Our World (G.R.O.W.), presented by Heart to Heart founders Father Norman Douglas and Larry Vuillemin.
"Camp," a movie inspired by the stories of foster children, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at First Assembly of God Church, 601 S. Patton Road, Great Bend. Admission is free.
Ingrid D. Trinka, 67, died Feb. 18 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 3, 1947, at Hillsboro, she was the daughter of Harold and Myrl Berg.
ELLINWOOD - A benefit fundraiser poker tournament will be held for 11-year-old Kadin White, who is suffering from acute lympoblastic leukemia, beginning at 1 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the Ellinwood American Legion, 117 N. Santa Fe. White also has Down Syndrome and has an infection. He is in Wesley Medial Center in Wichita.
The Barton County Fair Association announced Thursday the signing of county group Parmalee to perform at this year's Barton County Fair. Parmalee will perform on Friday, July 11, with special guest the Jared Daniels Band.
SALINA - Congressman Tim Huelskamp met with the planning committee Tuesday for the 2014 Kansas YP (Young Professionals) Summit scheduled for April 3 at the Salina Bicentennial Center.
LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center Museum and Research Library is currently recruiting volunteers to join their team of docents.
The passing of Sid Caesar, a comedic genius if ever such a term could be used without fear of hyperbole, reminds us that television once had what its fans considered a Golden Age.
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HUTCHINSON - Betty L. Nairn, 84, died Feb. 17, 2014 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.
The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation is currently seeking applicants for their 2014 healthcare career scholarships. Each year the Foundation desires to present several individuals with scholarships. Scholarship amount varies with the merits of the application and funds available from the endowments. The four scholarships to be awarded are: Jonathan Witt Scholarship, Sadie Stalcup Scholarship, Verda Lane Nursing Scholarship and Dr. Robert Moore Scholarship. Application deadline for all scholarships is April 1, 2014.