Shawn Allen Adams and Audrey Shae Barnard announce the birth of their son, Dash Carter Adams in on May 13 in Great Bend. He was 6 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long.
Dr. and Mrs. Mohammad and Fakhry Hosni of Manhattan announce the engagement of their daughter Mina Hosni to Tanner Austin Marshall, son of Paul and Debbie Marshall of Great Bend.
Jeff and Shari Williamson of St. John announce the engagement of their daughter Gabrielle Williamson to Aaron Roach, son of Marc and Michelle Fischer of St. John and Shannon and Melissa Roach of Great Bend.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Scott Feldman's sharp turnaround has been a huge boost for the Texas Rangers.
LONDON (AP) - The finale was a formality, more a coronation than a contest. Michael Phelps headed into the retirement the only way imaginable - with another gold medal.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs have the personnel to put together a top-notch NFL defense.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - With their first preseason game less than a week away, the San Francisco 49ers have a similar look to where they ended last season.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Willie Roaf was in an unfamiliar role - the center of attention in front of a large crowd, being singled out for something good.
LONDON (AP) - When the moment arrived, the Americans responded.
The Fort Larned Post Band will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fort Larned. Band director Sarah Langness will lead the band in the performance of "The Star Spangled Banner," "Wild Irish Rose," "Darktown Parade," "Cuba Libre Waltzes," "Mr. Thomas-Cat," and "Veni, Vidi, Vici." Fort Larned will sponsor a ranger program on Buffalo Soldiers at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the visitor center.
Advance voting held Saturday
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.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
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.