Activities Oct. 9-15
BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman brought out some film from the last couple of seasons this past week to remind his players how it feels to win.
WACO, Texas (AP) - After a narrow loss last weekend in its Big 12 opener, Baylor turned to a powerful ground game to recover from the setback.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Taylor Martinez ran for a touchdown and passed for two others while bringing No. 14 Nebraska back from a 21-point second-half deficit, and the Cornhuskers defeated Ohio State 34-27 Saturday night in the biggest comeback in school history.
EL DORADO - The Great Bend High School boys' cross country team took fifth place at the El Dorado meet on Saturday.
Western Athletic Conference
KIOWA - The Ellinwood High School girls' tennis team took first place at the Class 3-1A regional meet hosted by South Barber on Friday.
SALINA - While the Class 5A girls' tennis regional hosted by Salina Central finally got under way on Saturday, it didn't last long.
Free flu vaccines for up to 400 people will be available at the drive-through flu-shot clinic sponsored by St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. The annual event is set for 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Great Bend Public Library parking lot, 1409 Williams.
When the Raymond and Viola Wagner family learned that Barton County Commissioners eliminated this year's funding for the Early Education Center, they knew they wanted to do something. And they have done that something in a big way.
Australia's "virtuoso of acoustic roots and blues" will make a return appearance at The Back Room tonight. Nick Charles will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Barton County Arts Center, located at Forest and Main in Great Bend. Seats are $10.
Specifications for van bids will be determined when the Great Bend Recreation Board meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Information items on the agenda include basketball rules, the fall program evaluation and the Kansas Recreation and Parks Association's tour on Oct. 18.
Documents filed by prosecutors in the Adam Longoria case say that scientific evidence was considered in their decision not to seek the death penalty if the defendant is convicted of capital murder. He was bound over for trial on Thursday after a second preliminary hearing, for the Aug. 21, 2010, death of Great Bend teenager Alicia DeBolt.
The 30th Annual Central Kansas Toy Run will be held Saturday. Sponsors are The Men MC and American Legion Riders Post 180. A Poker Run, with registration from 9 to 10 a.m., will begin at All Things Chopped, 2400 Main.
The March 10 Teen Movie Monday at 4 p.m. at the Great Bend Public Library is open to students in grades 7-12.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend has released more information about a robbery reported Saturday morning by a Great Bend resident.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.40.
Larned's Tyler Stelter (10) drives the baseline versus Ellsworth in a 60-50 loss by the Indians. Larned's Aarika Bright (5) puts up a shot in the lane in Ellsworth's 55-37 basketball victory. Larned played Hoisington Tuesday night.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Judy Reed and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Hollywood and Washington: Both entertaining, often boring and far too often irresponsible.
For all those who have spent the last couple of months shoveling out a car, you should know we're at the tail end of awards season. And best be advised to hunker in a bunker wearing a Kevlar overcoat, because gold plated statues are being tossed about like air kisses at a gown fitting. Like clouds of bathroom hair spray during Oscar nominee luncheons. Like jaded eyes at a press screening of "Transformers 4."
The Great Bend High School Speech team placed in 11 events at the Nickerson Speech Tournament. Those placing were Makinna Dykes, Kris Gieck and Ashtin Heath. Ashtin placed in both of her events. Those placing in all of their events and qualifying for the State Speech Championship Tournament in May are Malia Clark, Jesus Sandoval and Carter Sheffield. Carter Sheffield also won the Triathlon Award by placing the highest in all three of his events. He placed 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking, 1st in Serious Solo Acting and 3rd in Impromptu Speaking. The team placed 3rd overall.