Sunday, Aug. 3
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information on a truck stolen last week from Aaron's Repair & Supply Inc., 170 SW 40 Ave. Sheriff Brian Bellendir, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said the black, 2001 Dodge Durango 4 x 4 bearing Kansas tag 521 AQI was stolen between 5 p.m. on Monday, July 28 and 7 a.m. on July 29.
LARNED - The Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility conducted an Employee of the Quarter ceremony recently that honored employees Paul Cory, Melissa Ewing and Tricia Ryan.
LARNED - The Larned City council will convene for a regular session at 6:30 p.m. Monday at city hall.
Class AAA State Tournament
HAYS – Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland troops will welcome new and returning girls and volunteers with back-to-school bashes this month. The following events are open to all girls, and adults are encouraged to accompany their daughters, said Nancy Haney, area spokesman.
When it comes to choosing a career path, each person is presented with two questions: How can my career help me lead a fulfilling life? And can I be happy with an unfulfilling job?
Big, potentially traumatic events create greater risk of health and behavior problems for the children who experience them, even into adulthood, according to a Child Trends report released this week.
"The trend is your friend" is an old saying that applies to marriage as well as other pursuits in life. If your relationship is not moving in a decidedly positive direction, if you are not feeling more intimacy, more love, and more warmth for your spouse it is probably a good time to make a few little changes. After all, you have free will. So you might as well use your free will to make changes that will create happiness.
The new school year is about to begin, and this presents a great chance for parents to evaluate the previous year and make changes to their general house rules. How did the kids do on homework last year? Cleaning out their book bags? Household chores? Did they need a nap or a snack when they walked in the door? Did they have too many activities or too much time on their hands?
Barton County Jail
A police pursuit that began shortly before 2:30 Sunday a.m. near 24th and Odell St. in Great Bend ended a short time later near 29th and Quivira Ave. Suspect Joshua Smith from Hays allegedly fled on foot but was later found and arrested, according to Lt. Williams Browne at the Great Bend Police Department.
At 11 p.m. Sunday, the Great Bend Police Department received multiple reports from people who heard shots fired in the area of Sixth and Odell St. Two men and a woman were contacted in the front yard of 521 Odell St., and a case was taken. No one was arrested.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
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.