Owners of the top animals received auction premiums at the 79th Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS), while other exhibitors were presented scholarships. The event, held Sept.23-26 in Wichita, featured 656 youth from 89 counties showing 1,234 head of livestock.
Lois Brichacek and Donna Taggart brouht Bungalow F.C.E. members up to date on "Seasoning with Herbs and Spices" at the September meeting. Becky Dudrey presided at the luncheon session at the Highland Hotel.
Allen Winder, history enthusiast and basketball fan, was guest speaker for the Septenber meeting of NARFE at the Club at StoneRidge. Derinda Dussman, president, conducted the meeting with Charles Waknitz introducing the program.
The American Legion Auxiliary Post #180 annual membership dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday at the post home. R.S.V.P. to Norma Titsworth at 793-8636 or Marianne Krallman at 792-1679.
Bill and Lisa Richardson, of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shalane Richardson, to Scott Krueger, son of Chris and Brenda Krueger, of Great Bend.
Mildred Meitner of Great Bend will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Angus Inn Courtyard. Hosts for the event will be her son and his wife, Gary and Penny Meitner of Great Bend; her grandsons, Troy and Wes Meitner, both of Great Bend; and her granddaughters, Paula Meitner of Great Bend and Christina Andrews of Dorrance.
Shannon Ward and Luke Snyder, of St. John, announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Brett and Kathleen Ward, of St. John. The prospective groom is the son of Joe and Christie Snyder, of St. John. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Robert and Carolyn Ives of St. John and Harold and Jolene Ward of Oklahoma City, Okla. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Charles Allen, of Hideaway, Texas and the late Shirley Allen.
Jamie and Anjie Weidman announce the birth of their son, Connor Matthew Weidman, on Aug. 29. He weighed 7 lbs. and was 20 in. long. He was welcomed home by his 2-year-old big brother Max.
Dave and Theresa Leiker, of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Leiker, of Edmond, Okla., to Brendan Donnelly, of Edmond Okla., son of Roger and Christine Donnelly of Manchester, Mo.
Walter and Florence Mai, of Great Bend, will celebrate their 70th anniversary on Oct. 9 with a family get-together in Russell.
Duane C. Rouser will celebrate his 80th birthday October 9 with a card shower.
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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.
Barton County 4-H Junior Leaders will have 18-19-pound boxes of Colorado peaches available for $30 on Aug. 16. The 4-H members are earning money to help pay registration fees for Kansas Youth Leadership Conference and Citizenship Washington Focus. Contact the Barton County Extension Office at 620-793-1910 to reserve a box.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice will sponsor a Monday evening grief support group in Great Bend from Aug. 18 through Oct. 13. It will meet each Monday (except Labor Day) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Conference Room 103 of the Medical Building at 3520 Lakin in Great Bend.
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.