March has been the month for recognition of agriculture and water awareness.
If you were in high school between 1953-1963, you no doubt experienced The Highlander Drive-in, formerly located on the northwest corner of Central and Edgemoor. The public is invited to participate in the 9th reunion to be held at the Marriott Hotel, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive jJust north on Webb Rd and Kellogg). The car show will be from l to 4 p.m. in the Marriott Hotel parking lot, with a display of classic cars. Admission and entry are free with a dash plaque for each entry. Dinner and a short program will be from 6:30 to 10 ...
Vivian Grossardt will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at the Claflin United Methodist Church, Third and Hamilton in Claflin. Hosts for the reception will be her children, Jim and Linda Grossardt of Minden, Neb., Joan and Stan Sutton of Topeka, Ted and Gretchen Grossardt of Paris, Ky., and Marie and Dan Bachman of Susank. She has two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Brad Swalley of Great Bend and Terri Ricke of Wichita announce the engagement of their daughter Morgan Brooke Swalley to Gregory Paul Dodds, son of Mike and Diana Dodds of Elizabethville, Penn.
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.
Beth Rein was nominated by her peers for the GBMS Employee of the Month for going the extra step with her students. Beth works very hard to get each student on track and keep them on track. She is known to work before and after school to help her students. Her job is extremely challenging, but she gives 110% every day.
John Albert Stang of Great Bend was named to the dean's list of distinguished students for the fall 2011 semester at Roanoke College. Stang is the son of Catherine and Patrick Stang.
By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met March 6 at the home of Rosie Luthi, who also served as co-hostess. President Janis Link conducted the meeting
Marilyn Stevens has been named ResCare HomeCare employee of the month. Marilyn is in her first year of service for the clients of ResCare HomeCare. In her short time as a part of our team, she has proven herself to be a caring, dependable, and an extremely hard worker. Marilyn goes above and beyond to ensure her clients are safe, making them and their loved ones lives much easier. She puts them at ease and assists them with getting stronger and reaching their goals.
The matchmaking business has introduced us to the notion of 29 dimensions of compatibility. It's hardly a novel concept that men need to get in tune with their sensitive side. Years ago, they claimed that men are from Mars, women are from Venus and finding a suitable partner required a space module. Still, most men don't have time to fill out a 40-page questionnaire to find out why they live alone in a van down by the Arkansas River.
Barton and Pawnee county employers now have access to a new program at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center designed to help their bottom line and encourage preventive health care for their employees.
Brandi Demel, R.N., has been setting the stage for the rollout of a new program that will help local and area residents find the resources they need for a healthier life.
First United Methodist Church will offer Paws-4-Praise this Sunday, Aug. 10, at Veterans Memorial Park. It will be followed by a worship service and community picnic.
Author Kris Goertzen from Hutchinson will be the featured speaker at "A Reflection of Christ," a conference for women and teens. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Perkins Party Room, 2920 10th St., Great Bend.
CLAY CENTER – Almost weekly news stories appear promoting gay rights. Currently 19 states have legalized same sex marriage while 31 states have traditional marriage laws on the books. Additionally, President Obama has issued various executive orders furthering the equality of gays. All this has made the gay issue a topic for public discussion. It is not just a religious, political or social issue anymore. It is regularly in the news and impacting many Americans on some level.
On Saturday Aug. 23 Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway Ave., Great Bend, will hold its first session in its spiritual formation classes, SpiritLife, for the fall semester. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the last class will conclude at 3 p.m.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend, or immediately following the canvassing the Tuesday, Aug. 5, primary ballots. The agenda includes the 2013 audit report, the introduction of the new Health Director Shelly Shneider and the booking fee for the Barton County Detention Facility.
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Ah, summer. What a great time for boys to read "The Dangerous Book for Boys."
Let's wave bye-bye to July with a thigh-slapping salute to Curt Clawson, the tea party's latest contribution to the U.S. Congress. Rarely has a Republican white guy evinced such cluelessness about Americans of a different race.