On Oct. 21, the Ellinwood Police Department, Kansas Highway Patrol and the Barton County Sheriffs Office will be conducting a drivers license/seatbelt check lane in the City of Ellinwood.
The women of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Holyrood will hold their annual Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the Fellowship Hall, 301 East Nassau. Chili, chiclcen "Halo" noodle soup, sandwiches, pie and coffee will be served.
Holy Name Parish of Bushton will host its annual Fall Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 24, serving a roast beef dinner in the parish hall, located three and one-half miles southwest of Bushton. Other activities will include a raffle, featuring a queen-size quilt as grand prize, bingo, cake wheel and children's games. Cost the meal, including a salad bar and pie, is $8 for adults, $4 for children six – 12, and free for those 5 and under.
First place in the "New Quilts From an Old Favorite: Sunflower" contest was awarded to Claudia Clark Myers of Duluth, Minn., and Marilyn Badger of St. George, Utah, for their quilt titled "Gypsy Caravans." Classic Sunflower blocks in orange and blue spin in an asymmetrical arrangement evoking the look of a gypsy wagon. The second-place quilt, "Sun Flower Duet," by Geri Parker and Kathy McNeil of Coupeville, Wash., interprets the Sunflower ...
On Saturday afternoons when I was a boy growing up in the little North Texas town of Electra, I would often steal into the basement of my Dad's church and sit for hours under the quilting frame set up by the Women's Missionary Council. The ladies of the church would sing hymns, gossip and generally catch up on the goings-on in their world. All the while, thimbles clicked and nimble ...
Even though the headlines and newscasts aren't abuzz with dire warnings about an especially nasty virus, influenza remains a threat. "We have seen a number of cases in our Emergency Room," said Kelley Newsom, R.N. and infection-control coordinator at Central Kansas Medical Center. "Some have had to be hospitalized. "We want to minimize these ER visits and hospitalizations," Newsom continued. "A few simple guidelines provide a ...
Two Office Products Inc. technicians recently passed the Canon ATSP exams, accomplishments that place them at the top of their field. Patrick Jacobs and James Weatherman passed different segments of the Canon Association of Technical Service Professionals program tests. Along with this comes prestige and national recognition, said Willie Spires, OPI service manager. "These ATSP exams are extremely rigorous," Spires said. "Patrick and James demonstrated their ...
All men of the area are invited to participate in the Men of Integrity Men's Breakfast, which is planned for Sept. 23 at Prodigal Ministries of Great Bend, 242 North U.S. 281.
Pastor Michael T. Joiner has reported that he is excited to announce a new church start here in Great Bend.
Dear Editor, I had a long, pleasant conversation with Christina Stein at the Barton County Fair. She is the Democrat candidate for the 112th District of the Kansas Legislature. Although I don't think she uses the "D-word." I came away without a clear picture of her political positions. Therefore some research was needed. Her bio from the Kansas Free Press says that she and her boyfriend, Chad, moved to Kansas in 2007. She has a ...
Hoisington NHS inducts new members
HOISINGTON - Sonja Dee Ritter, 49, died Nov. 21, 2013, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. She was born May 4, 1964, at Larned, the daughter of Raymond Lee and Patricia J. (Freeburg) Hanken.
Lending an ear to a person takes on a new meaning when it is part of the E.A.R.S. program. "Everyone Able to Read through Sharing," is a program that was created over 10 years ago through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
Last week, when Bill Clinton said President Obama should allow people to keep their health-insurance coverage - an early attempt to distance Hillary and himself from ObamaCare - I began to worry that the Clintons may be serious about another run at the White House.
"The holiday turkey sure looks grand this year," Dick Cheney said. "Why don't we go around the table and say what we're thankful for?"