In what has become an annual neighborhood tradition, Great Bend Applebee's will again thank our nation's veterans and active duty service members by inviting them to their neighborhood Applebee's for a free meal on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11th.
Dear Editor: As America celebrates Veterans Day, the Great Bend Military Moms are planning our next shipment of care packages. We owe our entire "way of life" to those who have fought for the cause of freedom throughout the history of this great country! I'm not sure who said this – but it is one of my favorite quotes. "A Veteran is someone who, at one point, wrote a blank check made payable to the ...
Diana Yarmer and Brad Harmony were united in marriage on July 20 at Our Lady of Guadalupe in South Hutchinson in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Father Ned Blick. Parents of the bride are Melvin and Donave Yarmer of Albert. Parents of the groom are Gayla and Albert Stallknecht of Golden, Colo. and Kenny Harmony of Hutchinson. The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Tyler and Amanda Wilkerson of Pittsburg, Texas, announce the birth of their daughters, Alexandra Elaine, Anastasia Lynn and Riley Cooper, on Aug. 22, in Dallas, Texas.
Dale and Donna Schadel will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Nov. 18 with a card shower. Donna Brack and Dale Schadel were united in marriage on Nov. 18, 1953 at the Alexander Lutheran Church. The couple has three children, Dalonna (Hank) Chavez of Joplin, Mo., Stan (Linda) Schadel of Great Bend and Russell Schadel of Ellinwood. Cards may be sent to 3320 21st Street, Great Bend, Ks. 67530.
Jake Ward of Great Bend and Kim Ward of Ellinwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Ward, to Joseph Broz, son of Pamela Salmans of Hartford City, Ind. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Dean and Judy Sateren of Ellinwood, Mary Ward of Great Bend, and the late Larry Ward. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Nolan and Janice Salmans of Hanston.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Karst will celebrate their 75th anniversary with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 16, at Country Place Living, 259 W. 6th in Hoisington. Hosts for the event will be their daughters and families, Bonita and Merlin Ney and Brenda and Frank Riedl. The couple has six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Joann (Brown) Desmarteau, of Great Bend, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Nov. 16, with a dinner with her family at her daughter's home in Wichita.
Dear Editor, Thank all of you all for the support and who donated to the American Red Cross and our lifesaving mission of collecting blood. With your help, we are able to spread the word about the need for blood and help give patients another chance at life. Your support has made a significant impact on the community and the blood supply. We cannot thank you enough for helping patients in need. The next Blood ...
Monday Fall Fun - 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center Tuesday Bowling - 4 p.m., Walnut Bowl Thursday Turkey Bingo - 7 p.m., Activity Center
Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Home Health 101 - 1 p.m., Senior Center Potluck Soup - 5:30 p.m., Senior Center Wednesday Canasta - 1 p.m., Senior Center Fall Craft - 1:30 p.m., Recreation Center Pitch - 7 p.m., Senior Center Thursday Friendship Meals Thanksgiving Dinner - noon, Senior Center Dominoes - 1 p.m., Senior Center Friday Bridge - 1 p.m., Recreation Center
This Veteran's Day, I want to thank all of those who have warn the uniform in service to our nation. Every November 11 we come together to honor their service and their sacrifice. And most important, to thank them.
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 following meals will be served Nov. 11 through Nov. 15. 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.
With the official dedication of the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center on Oct. 11, Kansas State University's Grain Science Complex added another building, and increased opportunities for customer education, hands-on experience for students and enhanced research capacity.
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TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
The state's number one librarian will visit the Great Bend Public Library when it holds an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?