When I first read that the San Francisco Board of Education voted unanimously to give 107 students high school diplomas, even though the students has not met the requirements for graduation, I naturally assumed it was a case of educrats bending the rules to boost graduation statistics.
I have been queried several times regarding my thoughts on Cecil, the lion that was supposedly cherished by local people and killed by a American bow-hunter in Africa. I suppose that my trips to Africa with my bow bestow some level of understanding or experience that makes my opinion and observations interesting. I understand the interest in this on-going event. I will be as honest and transparent as possible.
Local schools started in early August, I haven't checked in on the MDA Telethon since Jerry Lewis was ousted as host and my family has no particular Labor Day traditions; but I do find myself pondering the holiday that salutes the accomplishments of America's workers.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
It is "Food Safety Awareness Month" and so I want to remind you of the most important way to prevent foodborne illness; WASH YOUR HANDS. At all stages of food preparation and clean-up it is important to keep those hands clean. Next week I will be making my annual visit to Helping Hands pre-school to share the importance of proper hand washing with over 100 three and four year olds. I have access to a Glo-Germ, complete with a black light. After tossing a ball around that has the "magic potion" on it we should be able to see exactly ...
Labor Day in the U.S. marks the official end of summer and a transition to more indoor activities. For many it means things are slowing down a bit and thoughts start to turn towards the holiday season. While that may be true for much of the country, for those in Kansas agriculture, and depending on the weather, it's just another day in the office.
September 06, 2015|
Dr. Victor L. Martin
About every month, another parenting book arrives at Barnes & Noble. I bought the most recent arrival and skimmed it quickly - entitled "How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success," by Julie Lythcott-Haims.
HR Policy Association sent its comments today to the Department of Labor regarding the Wage and Hour Division's proposed rule on Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 as published in the Federal Register on July 6, 2015.
The Suicide Prevention Task Force of Central Kansas Partnership is holding a Remembrance Ceremony in conjunction with the "Golden Belt Glow for Life" Walk and competitive 5 K Run at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Vet's Park in Great Bend. The public is invited to attend the Remembrance Ceremony that will be held at the west shelter next to the lake. Community members who would like to recognize the memory of someone are encouraged to attend the Remembrance Ceremony and participate in the Recognition.
WICHITA - John J. Perez Jr., 57, passed away Sept. 2, 2015, at his home in Wichita. Born June 28, 1958, in Kansas City, Mo., he was the son of John Perez and Helen Lemuz Perez Asher. On June 17, 2010, he married Vorapa Khomsiri in Wichita. She survives. A lifetime area resident, living in Wichita for the last 10 years, he was a truck driver, a lineman and a Certified Med Aide.
Kenneth Ballard King, 89, died Aug. 31, 2015, at AMG Specialty Hospital in Wichita. He was born Sept. 2, 1925, at Maryville, Mo., the son of Eugene James and Margaret Grace (Allen) King. He graduated from Conception High School, Conception, Mo., and attended the University of Kansas and Purdue University. He enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 17, serving during World War II and was later recalled to serve during the Korean Conflict. Between his two tours of service, he worked as an electrical engineer for Black and Veatch. Mr. King married Norma Mae Spacil on ...