China's sleepy Zisiqiao Village in Zhejiang province is actually headquarters for the country's revered snake industry, with 160 families raising about 3 million serpents a year, mostly to harvest livers and gall bladders for soup, wine, and other products consumed for their immunity-building properties.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School volleyball team dropped matches to host Garden City and Liberal on Thursday, but defeated Holcomb in two sets.
McPHERSON - Great Bend High School finished fifth out of six teams at the McPherson varsity tennis tournament on Thursday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs put tight end Tony Moeaki on injured reserve Saturday after he was hurt in their final preseason game against Green Bay, depriving quarterback Matt Cassel of one of his most dependable targets heading into the regular season.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Mike Dyer bulled through the line for a game-saving touchdown with 30 seconds left and defending national champion Auburn escaped with a 42-38 win over Utah State on Saturday.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Collin Klein connected with Chris Harper on a 33-yard touchdown pass with 1:39 left, and Kansas State escaped with a sloppy 10-7 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday night to give longtime coach Bill Snyder his 150th win.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Michael Ford ran for two touchdowns and Jarrett Lee admirably directed LSU's offense in place of suspended quarterback Jordan Jefferson in the fourth-ranked Tigers' season-opening 40-27 victory over No. 3 Oregon on Saturday night.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Jordan Webb threw three touchdown passes and ran for another, and Kansas, flashing the improved speed coach Turner Gill had promised, beat McNeese State 42-24 Saturday night in a season opener delayed almost 25 minutes by rain.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School football team fell in overtime to Sedgwick, 22-21.
The Great Bend Public Library is forming a Teen Advisory Group to help with various areas of the Young Adult Department. In addition to making suggestions for new books to purchase for the collection, they will also help plan future teen programs, such as Movie Nights and Game Days. Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome to join.
Barton Community College, Great Bend, Kan., has announced students qualifying for Merit Scholarships for the 2011-12 academic year. These scholarships are administered by Barton's Financial Aid Office. The following students, listed by hometown, have qualified for Merit Scholarships:
Barton Community College has announced recipients of Excellence Scholarships for the 2011-12 academic year. To qualify for an Excellence Award, a student must have a grade point average of 3.5 to 4.0 and be enrolled full time at Barton. These awards are administered by Barton's Financial Aid Office. The following students, listed by hometown, are recipients of the scholarships. (Students' names are followed by their major.)
Barton Community College, Great Bend, Kan., has announced students qualifying for Honor Scholarships for the 2011-12 academic year. To qualify for an Honor Award, a student must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.49 and be enrolled full time. These scholarships are administered by Barton's Financial Aid Office. The following students, listed by hometown, have qualified for these scholarships:
Barton Community College, Great Bend, Kan., has announced students qualifying for Achievement Scholarships for the 2011-12 academic year. These scholarships are administered by Barton's Financial Aid Office. The following students, listed by hometown, have qualified for Achievement Scholarships:
MUNJOR - Mary Ann Gross, 74, died Feb. 22, at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Aug. 21, 1939, in Hays, she was the daughter of Ignatius and Irene (Werth) Koerner. On April 18, 1959, she married Wilbert Gross in Hays. She was a former licensed hairdresser and spent many years as a homemaker. She loved family gatherings with her children and grandchildren and the special trips she took with the love of her life, Wilbert.
Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Morell Funeral Home in Larned.