Olivia Lowry, a Junior at Hoisington High School, has been selected to serve as Area 6 KAY President. Olivia's selection took place at the Nov. 7, Regional Conference hosted by the Goddard High School KAY Club.
Don and Jean Kimber of Great Bend will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Jan. 27 with a family dinner and card shower.
Jeremy and Joni Burkhart of Overland Park announce the birth of their son, Nolan Dean Burkhart on Dec. 27. He weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 19 in. long.
Tyler and Caicey Crutcher announce the birth of their daughter, Christine Kay, on Dec. 14 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 19 in. long. She is welcomed home by a big sister, Claire.
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 Jan. 23 through Jan. 27. 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.
Barton County Sheriff Greg Armstrong announces he has filed for reelection in the upcoming 2012 election as a Republican candidate for Barton County Sheriff.
While a sluggish economy continues to undermine the job market and business growth, cosmetics powerhouse Mary Kay is breaking records reporting a 15 percent increase in sales in 2011.
Eighteen certified public accountants from around the state of Kansas have been selected to participate in the fourth 20 up to 40 Leadership Program offered by the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Dr. Victor L. Martin
Preceptor Pi and Theta Master chapters of Beta Sigma Phi had their Sister Chapter Social Jan. 17 at First Christian Church.
The Central Kansas Partnership has formed a Suicide Prevention Task Force that will have its organizational meeting at 11 a.m. on Monday, at Barton County Health Department WIC Conference Room. The group will meet to discuss suicide prevention goals and possible strategies to increase awareness of signs of suicide and what community members can do. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Tuesday at Riley Elementary School, 1515 10th Street. Items on the agenda include using district vans for the 2012 Driver Education instruction, and approval of teacher retirements. Riley Principal JoAnn Blevins and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Riley Elementary School.
Over in the sports section they greet each baseball season with rankings, predictions and detailed summaries of off-season roster moves. Here on the opinion page we usually prefer to wax about emerald green grass, the crack of the bat and the vernal reawakening of our Great American Pastime.